The Wall Creek warm spring, with its blue mineral waters and bubbling sulfur gas from the Cascades underworld is beautifully nestled amidst maple leaves, dense forest and the rush of a soothing mountain stream.
Aptly called the “Meditation Pool”, what it lacks with its lukewarm temperatures of 96F, it more than makes up for in the shear beauty of its stream-side, old-growth surroundings of Red Cedar, Douglas-fir, Broadleaf Maple and Western Hemlock. But hey, if it was 103F it would be overrun and trashed; this way we get to see and imagine what Oregon’s hot springs used to look like before the crush.
Willamette National Forest. Lane County, Oregon Cascades.