The Inn at Benton Hot Springs, California

You will feel a sense of well-being when dipping in a hot spring.

Think of meanings of happiness, viewing the wilderness.


General Sherman

The largest organism on earth is not a whale.

General Sherman Grove

Photo by Matthew Paulson – General Sherman Grove (2017) / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Giant sequoias clustered in in Sequoia National Park are the largest in terms of dimensions.

Out of them, a giant tree named General Sherman is considered the biggest (height above base 275 feet, maximum diameter at base 36.5 feet).

In order to preserve the rare species, people had worked hard on stopping forest fires, which is common in California.

However, it was said that the forest destruction increased contrary to the expectations.

In fact, the cones will not open and scatter seeds without the heat of fire, and underbrush needs to be burned for avoiding the collapse.

The Inn at Benton Hot Springs

A small town, Benton is about 60 miles north of the national park.

Exterior1

You cannot go directly through the Sierra Nevada, and have to go a long way round.

Exterior2

In the lonely place with some ruins of gold rush, you will find a B&B providing hot springs.

Cat

The charming cabins do not look so clean, but the accommodation is good, with floor heating using hot springs water.

Marquessa Suite - Room 7

More than ten campsites with private tubs are located in the premises, which prove the affluent amount of water.

Shared Kitchen

For cabin guests, they have three clothing optional tubs in the open space facing the wilderness.

Bridge

The maximum freshness stands out more due to the relatively uncharacteristic nature of the water.

Middle Tub

I was delighted by this structure.

Chiller

The extremely hot water around 140 degrees F is chilled to moderate temperature through a kind of mister.

Small Tub

They do not easily add tap water, but accomplish free-flowing stream by the simple mechanism.

Large Tub1

I was remembering giant sequoias, viewing the wilderness beyond the steam.

Large Tub2

A wildfire that is, needless to say, disaster for us was indispensable for the life of the world’s largest creatures.

Perhaps there may be the unseen meaning or law that regulates the universe.

It may be arrogant to judge what happiness is and what is not.

Large Tub3

Whatever will be, will be.

The Inn at Benton Hot Springs, Benton, California, USA
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