We’ve reached the time of year in Washington where we can see the signs of spring, but the temperature hasn’t quite gotten the memo. And while it’s not yet time to go for a swim in the pool, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy a short, brisk hike with a perfect reward — a beautiful natural hot spring that’s just off the beaten path enough not to draw a huge crowd.

Despite what the title says, we know not everyone in Washington would be up for a rustic experience like this. But maybe it’s a good thing to add to the list of places to find when you’re feeling adventurous.

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