Sup homies. Sorry we didn’t invite anyone last weekend out to Deep Creek. We assumed everyone would still be at Tar Creek before the water runs out so we didn’t post an invite. Too bad for you culos because Deep Creek was AWESOME.
We drove out to Bowen Ranch in Apple Valley on Saturday morning, paid the overnight fee and parked. Hiked down the trail to the hot springs and walked right past it. We were on a mission to get to the other hot springs a mile upstream. These are some of the “secret” ones that you honkies don’t know about. Let me inform you, there are 4 sets of hot springs along Deep Creek. Only a few are soakable and we wanted to check them out. After about 30 minutes we arrived at the “Warm Spring” area. The term “warm” is used loosely, in fact these pools are almost the perfect temperature at 100 degrees. During winter and high water these pools are submerged in the creek, but early summer they emerge for THE SOAKENING.
Two pools are cemented into the north side of the canyon wall, they are noticeable from the trail across the creek if you know what you are looking for. There is a small spur trail that climbs down to the creek bed. One tub can fit 6 people and the other can fit two lovers comfortably. There are cliff jumping spots directly downstream reaching from 10 to 25 feet high. The water was 10 feet deep in some spots, just deep enough for Skorch to huck some wicked swan dives off. We camped out and spent the following day cliff jumping and soaking down at the regular hot springs. What an amazing weekend!
Directions: Deep Creek Volunteers
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