What do you think is the rare type of mineral springs in the United States?
I think that it is strongly alkaline slimy water.
Bottomless Crystal Geyser
Crystal Geyser is one of the most popular bottled mineral waters in both the U.S. and Japan.
Out of a few water sources, water at Weed, California is said to be tastier.
The place is in the Mt. Shasta City Park.
It was truly Crystal Geyser, as I brought the empty bottle of Crystal Geyser.
Sacred Slimy Water
It is a twenty-minute's drive from the park to Stewart Mineral Springs.
After entering the massive gate, there was a slope down to the Parks Creek.
As the road was badly frozen at that time, I parked here, although the parking lot is across the creek.
Lodging is available, while walk-ins are also welcomed.
The walk-in fee is $35 for an adult.
It used to be clothing optional, but the rule changed in 2017.
Today coverage is required, including swim suits or clothes provided.
I was assigned one of private baths out of thirteen.
I was told that I could use it freely in 75 minutes.
The space is small enough to place a clawfoot tub.
Needless to say, clothing is optional after closing the door.
In addition to the extremely cold mineral water gushing at 39 degrees F, heated water is also usable.
I got so surprised when touching the water.
It was amazingly slimy.
I was advised not to scratch my skin, as the water can be overstimulating.
They also advised to alternately soak in the hot tub and cold creek.
Almost Near-death Experience
Passing in front of the fireplace, I finally went outside.
The Parks Creek was flowing right under the terrace.
The riverside was totally frozen.
Despite my carefulness, I slipped out into the river.
It was almost the near-death experience.
I barely escaped alive and run inside into the sauna.
Actually, I repeated such routine as I realized that it was comfortable.
Stewart Mineral Springs, Weed, California, U.S.
- StyleWalk-in / Lodging
- RulePrivate bathroom / Coverage required
- ChlorinationNot detected
- Water TempHeated spring water