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IDAHO

a hot springs adventure 

that will leave you relaxed.

Are you ready to adventure? I would have never thought I’d be excited to explore Idaho but I am literally radiating with glee after thoroughly researching it. Here is the rundown for you to decide if it's for you or not. I will also make the following weekend available as there has been a lot of interest. You will need to arrive on the evening of Wednesday 4/7 or Friday 4/16 and leaving Sunday 4/11 or Tuesday 4/20.

Expectation

Let me begin by saying, you do not need to have any experience adventuring in order to join. Everyone will receive a preparation and packing guide. This trip won't be technical at all. 

 

 I know I originally said 4/8-11 but technically you will need to arrive on the night of the 7th as we will be hitting the road early AF in the mornings including the 8th. How early you ask? Uncomfortably? These hot springs are POPULAR and it's the weekend, so in order to *crosses fingers* get there before anyone else, I hope to arrive by sunrise or 630 am. Unfortunately, on most days it may not be realistic. We will be staying at an AirBnB in an Idaho resort town called McCall. I will be driving so you can nap on the way but this is why you will want to get there by the night of 4/7 or 4/16 or you will probably miss the first day.

 

Each day we will be hitting 2-3 hot springs as they are sort of clustered but a couple of hours away in different directions. This will take the first half of each day to which we can either explore more or head back, take a nap, and kick it until bedtime. 

Since the days will start early and we will be spending so much time in hot springs, the days will feel long. You can expect the after-effects of hot springs chillin to feel like getting a really long massage. Hot springs used to be sacred spaces to indigenous people for relaxing and communing with spirit. You will feel super relaxed and tired by the end of your time in Idaho. It’s going to be so good.

Day 1

Kirkham

Itinerary

4/7 or 4/16 night Fly into Boise and head to McCall

4/8 or 4/17 Wake up early AF (330/4ish) and head 2 hours to Pine Flats, Kirkham, and Bonneville Hot Springs. Spend 2-3 hours at each one. Either explore more of the mountains we’ll be nestled in or go back to the Airbnb and nap it out then kick it till bedtime. 

4/9 or 4/18 These hot springs are closer to 4 hours away but so being on the road by 330 am would be great. Again, I will be driving so nap away. We will be going to Weir Creek and Jerry Johnson hot springs in Clearwater National Forest.

4/10 or 4/19 This day will be a slight roundabout based on hitting the better one first. We’ll head out at 330 am again as we’ll hit Loftus, the furthest but (IMO) the better of the two, first in hopes of beating the rush. We’ll then head back towards McCall where Samuel’s is about an hour or so from the Airbnb.

4/11 or 4/20 Our last day will depend on when folks begin heading out. We’ll discuss this later.


 

Cost $400 per person

What’s included:

A packing list

A full excursion and guide to 7 non-commercial, natural hot springs adventures

4 nights in an Airbnb in McCall Idaho which is an Idaho resort town. 

Transportation

Bomb ass Instagram views

Exclusive time with me (Courtney, The Unpopular Black owner) to learn how to feel confident adventuring, the small random things to know, and general knowledge I've gained over the last 4 years adventuring solo. 

Ability to book this adventure will close by Monday March 8th. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What airport do I fly into? 

Boise Airport

How will we get to McCall? What is the transportation situation?

I will be renting an SUV and depending on when everyone arrives, we will explore Boise until the last person gets in to which we will head to McCall which is 2.5 hours away. Since this will be a busy few days centered around hot springs (which I promise will leave you so relaxed), I wouldn't expect to have a lot of energy to explore on your own. Renting an additional car may be a waste but if you prefer it, you are more than welcomed to. 

Lodging - will everyone have their own room?

As of now 2/24, the Airbnb's I am looking to book have 5+ rooms but it wouldn't make sense to book that until I have a paid and confirmed head count of at least 4. Worst case scenario, everyone will have their own bed but may have to share a room.

Cancellation Policy- 

You will receive a 80% refund if you have to cancel before the 30 days leading into our arrival date. 

 

What about COVID?

If you are joining, you will need to have either taken the COVID vaccine or self-quarantine at least 7 days leading up to this trip and provide a negative COVID test. You will also need to sign a form upon arrival stating you have not been reckless or knowingly exposed to COVID in the prior 14 days, a liability waiver, and a media release form.

Questions or Thoughts:

Email me and I will get back to you within a few hours.

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