When we lived at Belknap Hot Springs
Sheri E. Smith          -  Pine Needle Creations
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When we lived at Belknap Hot Springs

cable carLiving at Belknap Lodge & Hot Springs
Belknap Lodge & Hot Spring
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Back in the 1980's we lived across the McKenzie River from Belknap Hot Springs. This cable car was the only way we had to reach our piece of heaven! The newer bridge at Belknap was built after we moved on.
My former husband Randy Smith started building this house before I met him in the 70's. First he had to build the cable car to start the house. His great grandfather bought Belknap Hot Springs and 160 acres in 1907.
You can see  my son Trevor, then about 4 or 5 playing in the hot water if you enlarge it.
I had started making pine needle baskets when I was pregnant with him. He is now 27.
My mom,  is  taking a soak on a visit from Los Angeles.
 When I moved in, there was no plumbing, plenty of hot water from the hot springs to keep us clean, and warm in the winter.
We had both our kids there,( by that time Randy has installed indoor plumbing).  We generated power with a Pelton wheel from the cold spring up the hill.
Anyway, this is where my weaving began, pretty amazing place! I do miss living there, but can have a message by Ron Snider, who now has his message studio in what once was our bedroomLiving a dream, always in hot water

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plumber in Atlanta on Monday, September 24, 2012 2:34 AM
Wonderful story indeed!! Sounds like you are posting a very interesting belknap hot springs story. Anyway I would like to say thanks for meaningful briefings. Looking forward more!
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Sheri Smith on Monday, October 08, 2012 8:42 AM
To: plumber in Atlanta I am glad you enjoyed some of my history of living off the grid at Belknap Hot Springs. Have you been to them before? If not it is worth the visit, even if the cable car is not in commission anymore, the hot springs are amazing. I go to soak there often as I have a card for free soaks for the rest of my life. "Always in hot water" works for me. Sheri


replica breitling on Sunday, September 29, 2013 10:25 PM
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