What's new with Oscar's Hot Springs pages
(since August 1, 2000)

8/27/15 -- Updated hot springs lists page, for re-visit to Valley View hot spring in Colorado in June 2015

4/9/14 -- Updated hot springs lists page, for re-visit to one hot spring in New Mexico in winter 2014

3/6/13 -- Updated hot springs lists page, for visits to several hot springs in California and New Mexico in winter 2013

9/12/12 -- Updated hot springs lists page, for visits to several hot springs in Alaska, British Columbia, and Idaho in summer 2012, and Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Oregon in winter 2012

11/28/11 -- Updated hot springs lists page, for visits to several hot springs in California, Colorado, and Oregon, and status updates on some other springs

8/3/11 -- Updated hot springs lists page, for revisit to several hot springs in California and Colorado

3/23/11 -- Updated hot springs lists page, for revisit to Five Palms in California, and minor additional updates

11/15/10 -- Updated hot springs lists page, for two hot springs I just revisited (after a long absence from hot springing), and minor additional updates

8/31/09 -- Updated hot springs lists and information pages, and photos page 5, to reflect demise of the Northwest Natural Hot Springs discussion board, and clarify legal status of Fales Hot Ditch in California

8/12/09 -- Updated hot springs lists page, to reflect two hot springs visits (I'm not doing much soaking this year), and also with status update on Scenic Hot Springs in Washington

9/10/08 -- Updated hot springs lists page, to reflect visits to multiple hot springs this summer, and also remove Fales Hot Ditch from "favorites" discussion

3/21/08 -- Finally updated hot springs references page, to add link to new soakersforum.com discussion site

9/30/07 -- Various minor updates, including new e-mail address and some file name changes, in connection with relocation of the Hot Springs pages to new home.comcast.net address

8/17/07 -- Updated hot springs lists page, to reflect latest visit to Olympic Hot Springs in Washington state

4/1/07 -- Updated hot springs lists page, to reflect latest visit to Berkeley Springs State Park in West Virginia

9/7/06 -- Updated hot springs lists page, to reflect latest visits to Valley View and Dakota (formerly the Well) hot springs in Colorado, and update description of Valley View

6/8/06 -- Updated hot springs lists page, to reflect closure of Watson Wash hot spring in Arizona

2/22/06 -- Refreshed site, to update or remove outdated links and references, as well as fix various typos; also shortened descriptions of two Alaska hot springs on hot springs photos page 3

1/2/06 -- Updated hot springs lists page, to reflect revisits to Las Cruces and Five Palms hot springs in California

11/5/04 -- Updated hot springs lists page, to reflect visit to Watson Wash in Arizona

7/15/04 -- Expanded and revamped hot springs photos collection, now six pages, with the former first page split into separate Colorado, California, and Arizona/New Mexico pages; all new pages have new photos, from my summer 2002 and October 2003 trips out West; some existing photos redone; all photos now available in larger, uncompressed versions for those who find the regular versions too small; clearer links among all the photos pages, including prominent "Go back" and "Continue" link buttons to guide readers through the collection

5/30-31/04 -- Edited item on hot springs lists page on Fales Hot Ditch, mainly to add link to photo; revised Kehana Beach photos page (adjunct to photos page 2, covering Hawaii hot springs and steam caves), mainly to add links to larger, higher-quality versions of the photos on the page (as with the photos page 4 covering Puerto Rico, and soon all the other photos pages on this site)

5/25/04 -- Minor format changes to photos page 1 (mainland U.S.); also highlighting of cautions on photos page 2 (Hawaii)

4/5/04 -- Clarification of cautions on hot springs photo page 2 (Hawaii)

3/21/04 -- Update of hot springs list page, to reflect March 2004 visit to thermal baths at Berkeley Springs State Park in West Virginia; fixed typo on main page

1/10/04 -- Update of hot springs list page, to reflect visits to several hot springs in California in October 2003; other updates to that and hot springs references page, mainly to remove or update dead links; deletion of wideangle photo of the since-downsized Five Palms warm spring in California

9/10/03 -- Update of hot springs lists page, to reflect visit to Richmond Sauna in Maine, and also clarify what kinds of commercial establishments are and are not included on the hot springs visited list

10/26/02 -- Typo fixes and minor clarications to hot springs photos page 4

10/14/02 -- Added hot springs photos page 4, covering a pair of hot springs in Puerto Rico; conforming changes made to most other pages

9/22/02 -- Updated hot springs photos page 3, to reflect reopening of Alaska's Baranof Warm Springs

9/4/02 -- Updated hot springs list page, and main page, to reflect my visits to a pair of hot springs in Puerto Rico

7/9/02 -- Updated hot springs list page, and main page, to reflect hot springs in Colorado and northern New Mexico I visited or revisited on my summer vacation

6/11/02 -- Updated photos page 3, to reflect controversy over diversion of hot water from Baranof Warm Springs in southeast Alaska

5/10/02 -- Updated links to Northwest Hot Springs site and its message board

3/8/02 -- Typo fix on photos page 3

2/16/02 -- Updated hot springs list page to reflect visit to Deep Creek in California; added to photos page 1 a second photo from Five Palms warm spring, also in California

1/15/02 -- Re-revised hot springs lists page, to reflect ever-changing status and prospects for Scenic in Washington (hopefully the caution is now vague enough to avoid continued rewriting)

12/5/01 -- Added photo from Five Palms warm spring in California; revised hot springs list page to reflect visit there, and clarify note on closure of Scenic in Washington; conforming changes to main page

10/28/01 -- Further revised hot springs lists page, to reflect closure (at least for now) of Scenic Hot Springs in Washington

10/20/01 -- Added to hot springs lists page, cautions and links re: Scenic Hot Springs in Washington

10/8/01 -- Added to hot springs photos pages 2 and 3, links from top of page to take you directly to photos from one of the sites covered in those pages

10/3/01 -- Fixed some more links, on my hot springs lists page

10/2/01 -- Added third page of hot springs photos, from my summer vacation in Alaska; made conforming changes to some other pages; added subheadings to, and removed or revised dead links from, Hawaii photos page (page 2); corrected several links on references page; hot springs list page now reflects closure of Krigbaum in Idaho

7/19/01 -- Updated hot springs favorites/lists page, to reflect four more springs in Alaska I visited in June and July 2001

4/1/01 -- Added e-mail link to bottom of all substantive pages; revised copyright info; other minor edits to main page

3/25/01-- Added another steam cave entrance photo to photos page 2

3/24/01-- Added a few photos of Kehana Beach on Hawaii's Big Island, as a side page to photos page 2 of the Big Island's hot springs and steam caves, and also made conforming and other minor revisions to photos page 2

2/24/01 -- Revised references page to reflect Google takeover of DejaNews newsgroup archive, and new edition of a hot springs guidebook

11/13/00 -- Format changes (mainly bold type, for more contrast) to all pages except this one

10/22/00 -- Table structure problem with photos page 2 repaired; addition of META tags to all pages, for search engines

10/17/00 -- Photos page 2 (hot springs and steam caves on the Big Island of Hawaii), added an overview photo of the Pahoa Steam Caves area and a photo of the ocean view from Pohoiki Hot Spring, and made assorted corrections and other edits

10/14/00 -- Photos page 2 (hot springs and steam caves on the Big Island of Hawaii), assorted editorial changes, including link to an article on the hydrology of the Big Island's hot springs

10/11/00 -- Photos page 2 (hot springs and steam caves on the Big Island of Hawaii), more information on steam vents in the Kilauea volcano area, and associated hazards

10/9/00 -- Photos page 2 (hot springs and steam caves on the Big Island of Hawaii), added link to another site with additional photos of those springs and caves); minor updates throughout to reflect new address for Valley View Hot Springs web site; minor reformatting throughout, to make pages look better on smaller monitors

8/30/00 -- Photos page 2 (hot springs and steam caves on the Big Island of Hawaii), revised intro paragraph to include private property cautions

8/20/00 -- Photos page 2 (hot springs and steam caves on the Big Island of Hawaii), revised to provide for links to and from my separate Hawaii road trip photos collection; fixed typo on hot springs favorites/lists page

8/17/00 -- Fixed broken link from main page to Valley View paragraph on hot springs favorites/lists page

8/5/00 -- Added photos of hot springs and steam caves on the Big Island of Hawaii, and Las Cruces Hot Springs in southern California; split hot springs photos page in two, with Hawaii photos moved to page 2; changed primary font on all pages to the more readable Times New Roman; added hyperlinks to let users go directly from one subpage to another, without returning to the main page; minor updates and corrections to list of hot springs visited


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