Last weekend, me and a few friends set out to find the PeChuck Lookout in the Table Rock Wilderness. Everyone was super excited to find it and camp out in the lookout. Unfortunately, our van couldn't make it up to the trail. We attempted, but almost got stuck and had to turn around. Our adventure turned into a hot springs adventure.
Once the snow hit 6" deep we turned around and headed back.We made the call to go to Bagby Hot Springs.
We got to Bagby Hot Springs around 9:00PM. We waited for two of our other adventurers to join us before we hiked up to the the Springs. When they arrived we put on our rain jackets and headed out to the springs. Unfortunately, the springs were in the worst state. Trash and vandalism was everywhere. Only 3 of the hot springs were open and already filled by people. All the other springs were torn apart by disrespectful people. Even an amazingly cool 1900s building was torn apart by people using it for firewood. This made us so sad. So we hiked out and hung out in the vans. Ate Cheez-its and then just passed out till morning. The photos above are from our morning walk around Bagby. The ones below are from our last part of the adventure to Austin Hot Springs. I don't recommend anyone actually going to Austin Hot Springs unless you are super careful. The water can reach 200 degrees at any moment...but we found carpet to sit on and just went in with our clothes on. :-)