With the two youngest, a mermaid and some Pringles, we head over the mountains hoping the Kirkham Hot Springs are just that — hot — in spite of the deep freeze that has settled over Idaho. We test some extremes of hot and cold.
Winter’s grip has been strong in recent days, enough that the only outdoor activity with much appeal was a hot water soak. When the weekend came, we packed our towels and trunks and set out over the mountains to Kirkham Hot Springs.
Steam is continually converted to frost making an intriguing if hazardous descent.
Any water on your soles quickly turns to an unshakable layer of underfoot ice.
The frost is like a heavy fur or thick moss, deep enough to scoop into snowballs aimed at the unsuspecting soaker.
Brenna is ready again for some heat after the drive. She set up her bed in front of the fireplace and is refusing to move.