There are several hot springs below Hoover Dam on the Colorado River recently designated as the Black Canyon National Water Trail. Some areas can done by land, some can be done by water and some can be done by both. These include areas like Suana Cave, Heated Cove, Gold Strike Hot Springs (Nevada Hot Springs), Lone Palm, Boy Scout Hot Springs, Moonscape Hot Springs and Ringbolt Hot Springs (Arizona Hot Springs)

Monday, April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015 - Ringbolt Hot Springs (Arizona Hot Springs)


There were a lot of people there today. I met Chris and Gina from Berkley, CA. Jason and Jude from Maine. There were people there from Chicago, Newfoundland, Canada. There was a couple there, she was a nurse and he was a doctor, they met each other at the hospital. A group came through that was the Las Vegas Overweight Hiking Group and they were having a blast. The upper pool was 109 degrees, the middle pool was 100 degrees and the lower pool was 91 degrees.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April 23, 2015 - Ringbolt Hot Springs (Arizona Hot Springs)


It was a really nice morning. A few clouds overhead which is a rare in the desert. There was a group of about 30 kids, 7th graders from Phoenix, AZ and were spending 3 nights on the river. Next year they go rafting down the the Colorado River at the Grand Canyon. They never had anything like that when I went to school. The were people there from New Hampshire and Orange County, CA. It was a nice day with a high of 81 degrees.

Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015 - Ringbolt Hot Springs (Arizona Hot Springs)

Today was a quiet day at the Arizona Hot Springs. There was a group of kayakers come through led by Gerald and a group of hikers come through led by Reid. Reid also helped with the litter on the trail. Thanks Reid. After these groups came through it was very quiet the rest of the day. A lizard kept coming by almost trying to get as close to me as he could before I would move and then he would run off, only to repeat the journey. The upper pool was 111 degrees, the middle pool 104 and the lower was 98.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

April 9, 2015 - Ringbolt Hot Springs - Week after Spring Break


It was a beautiful day, sunny and high of 79 degrees. Not too many people, only 2 cars at the trail-head. I hiked down to the river and there were two sets of people camping at the river. One group was kayaking and were going to be there the rest of the week. They said that this is their 20th year of camping on the Colorado River. I went over to the beach area and there was nobody camping in this wash. A boat pulled in while I was there and it was a couple with their young son. I followed them up to the hot springs. His name was Ron and forgot the other two names. We stayed a while and chatted, then a couple from Kingman, AZ joined us and then a couple from Sodona, AZ joined us. Another couple from Jackson Hole, WY joined us, Dave was his name. There was also a couple from Colorado there. Later a couple and their daughter joined us, they were John, Lynn and Hope and they lived in the local area. I hiked back with them part of the way and later met up with the Colorado couple.

Friday, April 3, 2015

April 3, 2015 Gold Strike Hot Springs - Warm Spring day


It was a warm spring day and I got up early and hiked Gold Strike Canyon. I was the first one there and it was a beautiful morning. On my way back up the trail I ran into many people coming down the trail.