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 having experienced it. Here is the rundown for you to decide if it's for you.
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.
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.
Day 1 - Arrive and prep
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.
Day 2 - Hot Springs & Sawtooth Mountains
Wake up early AF (330/4ish 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.
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.
Day 4 - Up near Montana
This is the longest day. These hot springs are 4+ hours away so being on the road by 3 am is essential. I will be driving so you will be able to nap away. Halfway there I will stop to show you the Milky Way. It's visible since there isn't any light pollution. We'll be heading to Clearwater National Forest which is right next to Montana and the forest is beautifully lush. This hot spring is about 1.5 miles in and is well worth the drive and hike. Seriously.
Day 5 - Back to Boise
We'll sleep in and have breakfast nearby then hit one last hot spring before heading back to Boise. This one is commercial but incredible.
- A packing list
- A full excursion and guide to 5 - 7 non-commercial, natural hot springs adventures visiting 1-3 a day
- Lodging for 6 nights between Boise and Cascade, ID
- Bomb ass Instagram views unlike anything you've seen
- Learn the basics of taking photos and videos of yourself in nature, 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.
I can offer a payment plan if you would like to pay that way.
Frequently Asked Questions
What airport do I fly into?
How will we get to our Airbnb? What is the transportation situation?
I will be renting a vehicle and for liability purposes, I will be the only one driving it.
You will receive an 80% refund if you have to 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.