Volcanic activities sometimes have destructive influence on human society.
Out of them, an ultra-Plinian eruption brings on a particularly large explosion that causes global change in environment and mass extinction.
Around such supervolcano, hot springs have been gushing over one million years after the eruption.
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The world’s largest hot spring pool is located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
It was named the “Most Fun Town In America” by Rand McNally and USA Today in 2011.
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As a hot springs enthusiast, I always seek for a new hot spring that I have never seen.
I know I am a kind of collectormania and will not get satisfaction at the end.
However, this is the hot spring where exceptionally I love to visit many times.
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What did influence the destiny of the town?
The West Coast is an area of high population density, and is located on the Ring of Fire, so that there are several spa cities nearby.
Meanwhile, there are places becoming a ghost town.
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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is the seventh-highest bridge in the U.S.
An unfinished resort with hot springs is located at the bottom of the deep canyon.
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Do you think that the most important factor of a hot spring is the quality of water?
Actually, I agree with the idea as a hot spring maniac, but most people seem to give importance on “experiences” surrounding the hot spring.
They will recognize a hot spring as great if they have extraordinary experiences, such as cleanly accommodation, great meals, or high quality customer services.
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Not only individual tastes but also cultures define the comfort temperature.
There are many hot springs in the USA, but most of them are not so hot.
Indeed, it may be reasonable considering its lower physical burden.
However, sometimes you may want to renew myself in body and spirit, by soaking in extremely hot water.
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Not only Japanese people, but also Korean people enthusiastically love hot springs.
In the United States, the Korean community is one of the forces.
They maintain a hot spring with strong smell of hydrogen sulfide, which American people generally do not understand the value.
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Finding a hot spring straight out of the ground is not so easy.
Normally, only a tub can be made right above the source of the spring.
However, at Truth or Consequences, one of the most famous spa cities in the southwest of the United States, there are many hot tubs with water straight out of the ground.
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Do you think that the most important element to the efficacy of a hot spring is the contained material?
Actually, only a little inclusion can be absorbed through our skin.
Today I introduce a hot spring in terms of gravity.
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