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Download Hot Springs & Hot Pools of the Northwest: Jayson Loam's Original Guide epub

by Marjorie Gersh-Young

The title is misleading, because this edition of the longstanding guide includes hot pools and hot springs in the states of the Northwest, but also central, eastern, and southern states, and Puerto Rico. Sketch maps, access descriptions (including handicap accessibility), details of the soaks & clothing customs, and accommodations & camping nearby are described. B&w photos of sites and happy bathers accompany the text. GPS coordinates (and a quick lesson in how to use them) help describe locations. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Download Hot Springs & Hot Pools of the Northwest: Jayson Loam's Original Guide epub
ISBN: 1890880043
ISBN13: 978-1890880040
Category: Travel
Subcategory: United States
Author: Marjorie Gersh-Young
Language: English
Publisher: Aqua Thermal Access; First Edition edition (January 1, 2003)
Pages: 224 pages
ePUB size: 1981 kb
FB2 size: 1162 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 958
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Knights from Bernin
As with any travel book - they tend to get dated quickly. This book is great for the commercial hot springs, but watch out on all the ones which require off-road or trail travel - google them first before going.
Several in BC were simply not where they should have been.
GPS coordinates would have been helpfull to include.
We all remember Jayson Loam who created the original guides to the hot springs back in the 70s and 80s. Even then he was so spring chicken, but he kept a hale and happy outlook on life based on his habit of immersing himself in the beautiful waters of America's hot springs (and wells). Now that Jayson has passed on to his happy reward--he died about ten years ago, at a great age--the torch has been passed on to a new generation of hot springs watchers and dippers, and Marjorie Gersh-Young has updated Loam's findings with some new material (lots of it) on her own. It's great and so are the photographs that illustrate every location.

My only dispute is, I don't see why Puerto Rico is in the book, it is a great state (or whatever it is) but it is not in the Northwest by any means! I forget what Jayson Loam had to say about including Puerto Rico among the Northwest region (if any). But in general, Gersh-Young does a splendid job of compiling and sharing the healthful habit of hot springs with a wildly enthusiastic crowd. Did you know that the Native Americans believed that hot springs provide "Big Medicine" direct from the Great Spirit? That's only one of a thousand charming facts you'll learn from this new edition of Loam's magnificent classic reference work. It's a bargain at any price!
Hasn't let me down yet. Good descriptions. Accurate, not always the best route in but definitely got me in until I found the local route :)
I didn't think this book provided any more information than what can be found on the internet. I would not buy it again if I had the chance.