Over the weekend, the LA Times posted a great travel article about a hike to the Sespe Hot Springs in the Los Padres National Forest.
There is an excellent description of the 9.5 mile (one-way) hike into the deep, quiet canyons of the Sespe Wilderness, and of the bather’s first natural reaction to the hot spring — pain. The water there has been measured at 194 degrees Farenheit, and is rumored to be one of the the hottest springs in North America.
Nice article and well-done video up at the LA Times now.
Fall and winter are the best times to visit these springs — hiking here during the summer months can feel like you’re walking through an oven.