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Backpacking to Diamond Fork Hot Springs

I have taken scouts to Diamond Fork Hot Springs on two different occasions and have somewhat mixed feelings about this destination.  Let’s start with what I like. This is a great hike for new scouts or young inexperienced backpackers.  The trail is not tough at all with only a slight elevation gain (650′ in 2 miles) that provides a nice opportunity to show how much fun backpacking can be.  There are a few decent camping spots along the way as long as you get there before another scout group does.  Both times we’ve visited, we chose cooler months for two … Continue reading

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