I love meeting new friends at Terwilliger aka Cougar Hot Spring in Oregon. It’s located in the Willamette National Forest, East of Eugene near the McKenzie River. The cost is $6 for one day pass, or $60 annually per person. You’ll take a moderate walk 1/2 a mile in from the parking lot, before getting to the meditative area. Accommodations include a covered changing area, and two outdoor restrooms. Keep in mind this is a day use area only. You could face a fat fine if you’re not in the parking lot when darkness falls.
Along the creek skirting the blue pools, you can pull clay from Earth. People paw the hillside. Digging. Nude (clothing optional). We pass the clay globs around, and apply the potter’s mask to our face and body. Working the raw material into pores, letting it dry on skin. This pulls the toxins out. Wash off in the scorching, lithium-blessed waters. Exfoliated to your essence.
Lovely ladies lounging on warm rocks in the Willamette National Forest of Oregon