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Aimee Jordan reviewed Lake Como Loop Trail
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HikingGreat!IcySnow

The trail was amazing, well marketed and easy. For sure do the north side of the lake to the waterfalls. 3.5 easy and the last .5 still has quite a bit of compacted snow, slippery at places. Worth the .5 of snow hiking to get to the waterfall. Recommend to turn around and not continue to the south side of the lake, due to even more snow with more difficulty per a local hiker we met while at the waterfalls. We choose to take the north side back. A must do hike!!!

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Raleigh Blevins reviewed Jerry Johnson Hot Springs
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Nature tripsIcySnow

The trail was a bit icy, so put some spikes on for some of the steep parts, but outside of that it was a beautiful day. It was a bit crowded for Easter but we hiked in pretty early to get some quality pool time. Nice temperature too.

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Mike Peshut reviewed Lake Como Loop Trail
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HikingGreat!Icy

Great hike- we did the 8 mile loop on March 31- the south side is still covered in snow, need spikes to get through. If your ankles aren’t up to it, suggest doing the north side from the beach to the falls and back. South side remote, trail hard on the ankles, working around the poor person who at some point post holed around the snow side. Awesome day! Worth the effort!

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Mark Hayes reviewed Mount Borah Trail
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Plan on hiking up Borah Peak

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Blakelee Juston reviewed Bonneville Hot Springs
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HikingSnow

This place is so awesome I just wish people would respect it. Saw multiple dogs, we aren’t supposed to have dogs in hot springs! Also we waited a long time for a turn in the hot tub only to have people doing heroin (or something they left behind needles) and having sex for over 2 hours in the outhouse with tub! I guess it’s public land and to each their own, but it’s such an awesome place! I just want people to respect it.

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Great!

The quintessential Sawtooth hike. This is where one goes that wants to experience all the sawtoothiness the Sawtooths have to offer in a solid day hike. The hike itself isn't "hard." More moderate, but you do climb above 8,000 feet, and you will feel it if you're like me and come from sea level. You won't be alone on this trail, and everyone was courteous and kind, demonstrating fine trail etiquette when I hiked this on 8/1/2020. Starting earlier is better. If you want to extend yourself a bit more, veer to the right once you reach the lake and climb to the top of the divide for mind-blowing views that you'll likely have all to your own.

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Shauna Nelson reviewed Goldbug (Elk Bend) Hot Springs
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Nature tripsGreat!IcyMuddy

Great hike...icy and muddy but YakTracks make it a cinch... springs are hot at the top but get cooler as you go down the mountain. Worth every mile! I will be back!

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Cascade Herriott reviewed Goldbug (Elk Bend) Hot Springs
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Scenic driving

Beautiful hike with a gentle incline in the first half of the trail. The second half is steeper and does have a good number of loose rocks. Once you’re at the hot spring, you’re rewarded with the beautiful view and warm soak.

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Aaron Kleinhelter reviewed Jerry Johnson Hot Springs
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HikingGreat!IcySnow

Nates Hole @ Jerry Johnson Hot Springs. Took a weekend trip to the hot springs to experience Nates Hole. we had heard good things. the 1.5 mile hike was snow covered and enjoyable, micro spikes needed. started to see steam and knew were were close. three hot springs at the end of trail. Two with people already partaking.. We got in the empty one until Nates Hole was clear. Once the couple left we nestled right into Nates Hole with ease. it was hot, almost to hot to handle. Nates Hole is a clear winner and enjoyable for all ages.

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Cole White reviewed Goldbug (Elk Bend) Hot Springs
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BackpackingMuddy

The trail is steep in parts, and there are a few small patches of ice along it's length. They won't require spikes or traction unless you're moving very quickly or recklessly- none of my group wore them and we had no problems. None of the 40 or so people we saw were wearing them, either. There are good campsites around the 1.5 mile mark, just remember not to camp within 500 feet of the springs if you choose to camp up near them! The chief issue with this hike is mud and puddles. Almost all of the snow is melted which made lots of mud on the trail- I'd suggest waterproof boots or shoes for right now.

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Brian Swenseth reviewed Jerry Johnson Hot Springs
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Nature tripsGreat!

A spring day left a soft but slightly slippery trail to the hot springs. We had a 2 month and 4.5 yr/old adventure with us. There was no disrespectful people, all very polite and kind to both young ones. Great atmosphere of people who are just in awe of the scenery.

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Matt Shingler reviewed Goldbug (Elk Bend) Hot Springs
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HikingGreat!IcyPrivate property

Nice trail. If you have crampons, bring em. Microspikes probably wont cut it on the early steep sections. Gorgeous payoff. FYI: Its still littering if its an orange peel or apple core. Quit being dicks.

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Audrey Audrey Terry reviewed Jerry Johnson Hot Springs
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HikingIcy

It was icy in spots and really glad we had our yak tracks. The first pool was awesome, didn’t get in the other pools because they were full.

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Audrey Tramp reviewed Goldbug (Elk Bend) Hot Springs
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HikingIcyMuddyRockySnow

This is one of the top hot springs in Idaho. I was pleasantly surprised this weekend to see very little trash. We got there very early since we knew things would get busy on a Saturday. Don’t be those people who don’t come prepared. This is a HIKE. Don’t wear sneakers! Spikes are a must in the winter- yak traks typically don’t cut the mustard and they didn’t for our friends who came along. Of note, I’m extremely disappointed every time I see people not following LNT principles. The last few times I’ve gone, I’ve noticed people camping right at the hot springs. The hot springs are already heavily trafficked- the land around cannot sustain people camping right at the springs. At one point in the past I read from BLM that are you aren’t supposed to camp within 500feet of the springs which I think is pretty standard. People especially recently who don’t come prepared are cutting through the first switchbacks (sliding down or climbing up). We left around 11 am this weekend and large groups of young adults were coming up, not talking quietly and at some points whooping and yelling as they were going up the switchbacks. This kind of behavior is what will ruin things for everyone in the future. The switchbacks are on private land and it can be shut down in a blink, taking away access to this wonderful natural gem. Be smart so this place can be kept nice and open for the future!

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Jaiden Herron reviewed Jerry Johnson Hot Springs
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Breckanne Kaneen reviewed Goldbug (Elk Bend) Hot Springs
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Hiking

pretty snowy and icey. recommend yak traks for better grip and traction. water was great and views even better.

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Mike Murphy reviewed Lake Como Loop Trail
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Scenic drivingSnow

Hikes the south side of the lake. Snow was knee high at times. Very quite and peaceful. Loved the snowy views of the lake !

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