I was going up to Phoenix for something this weekend so I decided to make a trip up to El Dorado Hot Springs as well.
The place is still there and unchanged from the last trip I made. I didn’t get to stay as long as I would have liked because I left a little later that I wanted to.
I kept swatting away at what I thought were a couple of flies while I soaked. They turned out to be bees. Oops. That time of year, I guess.
Just as I left, I noticed that there were several campers who started making their way to the “semi-private” enclosure. I’d spent most of my time alone in there and it would have been nice to meet them. Oh well.
By the way, there is a possible threat to El Dorado and the entire community of Tonopah. Hickman’s Family Farms plans to build a facility that would house 2.2 million chickens in the area. There are worries about the effect on the aquifer (which would have a direct impact on El Dorado) as well as other problems. El Dorado is one of my favorite places to be nude and I hope it can remain.