Student Experience Blog

To the Hot Springs!

Between plays, athletic events, club events, planetarium shows, classes, practice, delicious food, some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, and homework, there is so much going on that there isn’t much reason to leave campus.

Every once in awhile, it is good to get off campus and explore everything that there is to do in Boise and the surrounding area. There is a lot to do. This Saturday, it was an unbelievably gorgeous 60 degrees and sunny. By early afternoon, it was obvious that it was just too nice to spend the day anywhere but outside.

With a car full of girls from my floor, the drive down Highway 55 to Skinnydipper Hot Springs seemed even shorter than the hour or so that it took to get there. The hike to the springs was a pretty steep half mile. At the top, there was a small, steaming stream trickling down and pooling into two baths in the steep hillside. The water was plenty warm, the view was great, and the people that we met were friendly. Needless to say, after soaking in the water for a couple of hours, my calves more than forgave me for the hike in.

We topped off our evening by making dinner ourselves: chips and homemade mango-avocado salsa, and quesadillas. We also watched my all-time favorite movie, Superstar, starring Molly Shannon, which was recently added to streaming on Netflix (just in case you haven't checked lately). LIfe is very, very good. 

--Claire Cushing

Claire is a freshman pre-engineering major from Sandy, Oregon.