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    Question Hot Springs Spa..

    Okay, this might seem like a weird question, but I've seen pictures of thruhikers at Hot Springs soaking, and I'm wondering where they all got their swimsuits? I've never heard mention of anyone bringing one along, but it looks like that is what they are wearing.

    I definitely want to take advantage of the Springs but I can't think of anything in my hiking wardrobe that would be appropriate.

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    hiking shorts and a sports bra.

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    Something to jump in the water w/in public should have been a GIMMI (give me) Mindi.......there's alot of spots you'll need something to wear in the pools & so on ...(no privacy)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    hiking shorts and a sports bra.
    Alright, Ms. Dino. He stepped into it this time. Get that photoshop to work.

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    Some swim trunks make good hiking shorts.
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    I hiked in what were basically swimming trunks with a liner...

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    Those tubs at Hot Springs are relatively private.. They have little fences around them and each tub is pretty far from another tub..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefulhiker View Post
    Those tubs at Hot Springs are relatively private.. They have little fences around them and each tub is pretty far from another tub..
    what is the cost for use of the hot tubs?

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    about $25 for an hour I think. Swimsuits?

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    boy, were they even that expensive? i remember they were a decent bargain (or maybe i would have paid anything to relax my muscles).

    I do remember the lady running it said the tubs were clothing optional. but what hiking clothing wouldn't work in a tub? if you can sweat in it, surely you could wear it in a tub.

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    Default location of spas?

    where was the spa? (on the left leaving town, if YES, how far was the walk from the railroad tracks on the main street?)

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    Mineral Bath Hours are: Monday - Thursday noon till 10 p.m.
    Friday - Sunday 10 am till midnight
    *Hours may vary due to weather and demand

    Pricing: Before 6PM
    $12.00 for one person (in tubs 2, 7, or 8 only)
    $25.00 for two - three persons
    $35.00 for four persons
    Additional charge of $9.00 per person over four people

    Pricing: After 6 PM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fannypack View Post
    where was the spa? (on the left leaving town, if YES, how far was the walk from the railroad tracks on the main street?)
    2-3 minutes. It's right there across from the campground.

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    wow, great rates!!

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    There's plenty of swimming holes and lakes and such along the way, too. If you don't wanna get nekkid you might wanna bring something to splash around in.

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    The springs are sufficiently private for you to indulge while naked as I did on a visit last October.

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    Hey Mindi,

    I'm wearing spandex shorts under my hiking pants for chaf prevention, so those will be my swim shorts and my camisole bra will be my top. What were you planning on wearing as "under" clothing? That might work.
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    Wore the same ol stuff I hiked in.....You can definitely do it naked if you want as there are privacy fences around most of the units. Right across from the campground/cabins on the river, but is set back a good ways from the road.
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    Was anyone in Hot Springs last year when the earthquake tremble hit?
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    well......we don't have hot springs.........but a darn good jacuzzi. We provide "courtesy suits - mens and ladies and have a few bathrobes" otherwise - don't care, and if I look, I won't care either.

    When I hiked the Grand Canyon a few years back - everyone was in Bright Angel Creek in their undies. No one packed a swimsuit. Too hot to care.

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