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Following an epic weekend at Hornings Hideout with String Cheese Incident, we have stopped for a relaxing soak in Terwilliger Hot Springs at Cougar Res. just outside of Eugene Oregon.
Cougar Res. lake
Hoodoo, a local group has taken over running Cougar hotsprings in the recent years. They made a number of improvements to the trail and the hotspring pools.
There are four pools at the hot spring. The lower pools are cooler and for cleaning off before going into the hotter, more clean pools. There is also a really cool cave right at the top where all the hot water is coming from. You can climb up into the cave it is really cool. There is a strong sulfur smell, but cool water drips from the ceiling so it doesn't get too hot.
This is one of the best hotsprings in the US. It does cost $5 but it is well worth it. Here's the information they had up on the sign telling about Cougar Hotsprings.
It's been a wonderful weekend here in North Plains, OR at the Hornings String Cheese Incident. Cheese Kicked off the 1st set with bluegrass and was joined on stage with members of The Travelin McCourys and Col. Bruce Hampton. It was awesome!
They are wrapping up the weekend tonight. I don't think anybody wants this festival to end though. Everybody is ready for another 3 days. At least we have our Hulaween tickets so it's not the last cheese of the year.
We got up close to the front tonight for some good iPhone and camera pictures.
I had a lot of fun this weeked despite the security and staff mostly being in a bad mood. My problem was there were no sodas in the vending area besides homemade rootbeer. They would also not let us bring in cans of soda even though they don't have any except the sodas for mixed drinks which they will not sell.