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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-31-2005, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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It is up river from Liard Hot Springs. Has anyone done the hike?
I am looking for info for many of the remote Hot Springs in BC.
Some of which are:
August Jakeob's
Prophet
Toad
Broken Skull
Grizzly Bear
Nahanni(any)
the 2 around Coal river
Or any others that you may have a trip report and photos.
All info will be used to help protect these rare jems.
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Good Luck on it. I've talked to people who have trap lines on the Deer River who have thought me crazy when I mentioned it. I've got a lead on someone who might know something, but I haven't called him yet, as I'm haven't really got any firm plans to head that way. The only evidence for it existing is the Hotsprings of Western Canada Book.

If you find out anything, let me know....And if anyone else knows anything, let me know.

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I used to have photos of it before my computer crash.
It is there without a doubt with good flow.
I heard the trail is non existant, which means a long bushwack.


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If I ever find the time to go up there, and a couple or three rather attractive model types to go with me (ahem), I'll let you know what there is there. But it's not going to happen this year.

I've been waiting for Mussio to do a Backroad Mapbook to the Alaska Highway so I could use the research trip as an excuse to hike in there, but no go yet.

Actually, there is a go, but not the way I was expecting. More on that later.

I was expecting someone like Dru to have at least flown over it with a Helicopter....

I could tell you a lot about the Imperial Creek Warm Spring (about 22 or so, IIRC), which moves a lot of water (I guessed at 100 lpm, but I'm thinking that is low; I'm not a hydrologist). It would be the most amazing thing if it was just a little warmer. Suddenly, a full-blown warm creek just, um, springs from the base of a cliff.

(And I know it exists, and you know it exists, but there's a lot of people, even people who have been up in the area) who don't.

If you (or anyone else) is planning on going, let me know. I would be most interested in joining you. Especially if you brought the models.

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The British Columbia Geological Survey has published the Long/Lat NAD83 coordinates of known hot springs in their minfile database ("HS" under commod_c1 field - in case you're interested). I can have a look for it but can't promise that I'll find it. It may have to wait until the week of Nov 7 when I'm back in the office.
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And it's worth noting that while http://webmap.em.gov.bc.ca/mapplace/minpot/bcgs.cfm

Shows "Geothermal Hotsprings", the locations are pretty much inaccurate. You will see that it shows Harrison Hotsprings in the middle of Harrison Lake, and Sloquet Hotsprings in the wrong fork of Sloquet Creek. So although it shows the location of August Jaqobs* Hotsprings as being in Fire Creek, you can take some comfort in knowing that that isn't the real location of the springs... just within say a 10km radius of the correct location Happy Hunting.

*Deliberately misspelled Jaqobs with a q to throw off the damn Googlebots []
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Um.

Those pdfs seem to focus on Southwestern BC Hotsprings; Deer Creek HS are way the heck up north.

I've checked out the Thermal whassits map of BC while looking for the Imperial Creek Spring, and located Deer Creek HS on the map, but it's been a few years, and I don't recall any specifics. Basically the same info is available from webmap, and yes, DCHS is on the map. In fact, I see another spring farther east called Lepine Creek which I haven't ever heard of before.

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So, he's also looking for August Jaqobs Hotsprings, which is in SW BC.
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Thanks for the info everyone.
I am also looking for Auqust Jakob as well
(miss spelled for a reason).
I hiked up Frank Creek this year but did not find a useable spring.
I am looking for info on many hot springs in BC and North America,
if it's hot I am interested.
It will all be put in a PRIVATE non public database to help preserve and manage hot springs everywhere. While it will be non public, the info will be available to those who preserve and work on hot springs.
It is a huge project but something I feel needs to be done.
After seeing many of the public springs in decline in recent years,
I want to do something to help improve them and this will help.
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A couple of the springs you mentioned (Toad River and Prophet) are already in provincial parks, you can find information from BC Parks on these.

I'd be interested in finding out a bit more about this project, as remote hot springs are a bit of a favourite topic of mine. Are water-accessible coastal springs, like, oh Tallheo a part of this project, too?

At this point, I'm supposed to drop in a picture of dad soaking in Tallheo, but I can't find it, so I won't.

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I have seen Toad and Prophet in the Parks Canada site but the info and photos are very basic .
The project will have ALL available info on
All Hot Springs in North America in digital.
Those of you that are hot springs buffs should email me directly if you want to be involved in the project. It is a muti-year project to say the least.


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Thanks for the link Dru and the feedback Backroader.

I started a group to store s few of my photos at http://groups.msn.com/S-O-A-K-S- It will be very basic for the next year or so, but it is a starting point.
Over the next year I hope to find people to adopt hot springs that need protection. If your interested email me.

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quote:Originally posted by Soaks
I hiked up Frank Creek this year but did not find a useable spring.
Define "usable"
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