Bear Valley Hot Spring -- Fall 2008
This year's Fall trip was an exercise in frustration because of the spider mites. Either they have gotten
much worse in the years I have been coming here, or I have gotten more sensitive to their attempts
to dig into my flesh. In any case, I began to have itching red welts the first day I was there, and they
only got worse as time went on. I quit soaking about mid-day the second day and did not go into
the pool(s) again. This is such a slice of paradise, and to have it ruined by these abominable
creatures is a sadness of the first order.
I may have to quit coming to this wonderful spring if I cannot come up with a way around this plague.
The results are just too uncomfortable.