|Utah scenery, Dan's photo|
We left Provo at 10 a.m.; weather was clear and pleasant. We had lunch at Subway in Green River. We had an ice cream break around 3:30 in Parachute, Colorado. We arrived in Glenwood Springs about 5:00, but parking and loading is awkward there so we weren't able to get down to the pool until 6:00. The sun was down, but the hills were glowing. The air was slightly chilly.
Glenwood Springs has the largest hot springs pool in the U.S. It is so long that it takes about 15 minutes to swim the length. Except for the lap pool and a diving pool, it is only about 4 feet deep, so most people walk. The water is slightly sulfurous and salty; some folks consider it to be therapeutic. There were about 50 people in the pool; mostly walking and talking in small groups; mostly speaking foreign languages. There was still plenty of room to swim on your back for a long time without running into anyone. Everyone there seemed to be euphoric.
|The pool at Glenwood Hot Springs|