Day 17: Getting Warmer

Today we passed Mile 300! We got up early this morning to make our way to a natural hot springs 22 miles away. We followed a Creek for much of the day, plenty of spots to take short breaks, eat summer snacks and clean our feet. The afternoon was hot and exposed, but we made it to the hot springs by 4. It was very crowded with locals, but we still enjoyed it. There were cold pools as well as hot ones, so we hit the cold water first. Camping is not allowed near the hot springs, so we continued another 2 miles to camp near the Creek further downstream. We walked about 24 miles.