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IDAHO

a hot springs adventure 

that will leave you relaxed.

I would have never thought I’d be excited to explore Idaho but I am literally radiating with glee after having experienced it. Soaking in these hot springs feel sacred.

There will be a Spring '23 group and a Fall '23 group. The itineraries are identical. 

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 want to acknowledge that I am unable to offer this as accessibility friendly at the moment but I plan to offer something within a year or two.

 

Each day we will be hitting 1-3 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.

If you get motion sick, you should not join. There are continuously winding mountain roads on this trip.

Itinerary

Sunday, April 3/ October 9

Day 1 - Arrive and vibe

Fly in by 5pm. We'll all stay in Boise the first night and get to know each other and get to bed early to start bright and early.

Monday, April 4/ October 10

Day 2 - Hot Springs & Sawtooth Mountains 

Wake up early AF (4ish to arrive by sunrise) and head 2 hours to the first hot springs where we'll find phenomenal hot springs with multiple pools and scenic mountain views. We'll spend 2-3 hours at each one. 1 of the 3 hot springs is a close walk from parking. The other 2 will depend on if the gates are closed and if so, we will walk an easy mile hike. Stanley is where we'll grab lunch. The drive there is wild. I found that it was key to appreciating the multitude of terrains Idaho offers. We'll head to the Airbnb where we will home base after enjoying this area.

 

Tuesday, April 5/ October 11

Day 3 - Cascade mountains and forests roads

These 2 springs  are closer to home base. The first is less than an hour away and is nestled so perfectly in nature. We'll enjoy the sunrise here for a few hours. The second is less than an hour away on a really small one-laned road. This one is a local gem I could only find by GPS coordinates.

Wednesday, April 7/ October 13

Day 4 - Back to Boise

We'll sleep in and have breakfast nearby then soak in one last hot spring before heading back to Boise. This one is commercial but incredible. We'll head back to Boise for the last night.

Thursday, April 8/ October 14

Day 5 - Bye!

What’s included:
 - A packing list that educates you on why this gear is important and how to use them for other adventures. 

 - Professional photography from Stephen LA Miller.

 - A full excursion and guide to 5 non-commercial and 1 commercial, natural hot springs adventures visiting 1-3 a day

 - Wonderful lodging for 4 nights between Boise and Cascade, ID  

 - Group transportation to Cascade Airbnb and all group activities.

 - Group dining and snacks

 - Incredible Instagram views unlike anything you've witnessed in real life

 - Learn how to take beautiful selfies of yourself in nature including posing, editing, and composition.

 - 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 6 years adventuring solo. 

Cost: $2,500 (Use coupon code EarlyBird23 for 20% off until 11/1/22)

PayPal Pay Later should be available if needed. Email us if it isn't upon check out. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What airport do I fly into? 

Boise Airport

Are you paying for my flight?

I am not. 

How will we get to our Airbnb? What is the transportation situation?

I will be renting vehicles and for liability purposes, our team will be the only ones driving it.

Cancellation Policy- 

You will receive an 50% refund if you decide cancel 60 days before our arrival date. 

 

What about COVID?

Safety will always be my top priority. You will either need to be vaccinated for have a negative COVID test  within 48 hours of arrival time.