This was the old Fairmont Hotsprings building built in the 1930's, I asked a guy who looked like he probably knew what he was talking about. The genuine original hotsprings were just little dugouts in the side of the mountain that naturally filled with the hot water as it trickled out of the mountain. This little "bath house" is still in working order. There are 3 little rooms with a little "tub" in the ground, a window and an open skylight... no doors for privacy! We chose to go to the updated and much more commercial new facilities, though. LOL
When we were done soaking, this large Bighorn was waiting for us by our cars!
As you're entering Radium from the north, you pass by this insanely beautiful mountain. It's called the Redwall Faults and they are sooo red and glorious, it's iron deposits through the years that make it look so red. Breathtaking, really. The sun was hitting this just right and almost made them glow (the photo doesn't really do it justice)!
Then basically if you turn and face the other way, you see this... of course, it looks different when the sun's high in the sky, but I love taking photos like these ones (though I have to credit D for spotting this awe inspiring photo op!)
Just sooooo pretty!!
We saw a black bear saunter across the road as we had gone out walking.. thankfully it went into the valley and not after us, and I saw at least a dozen deer to and from along the way. So much wonderful wildlife there! So that concludes what will probably be my last trip to the mountains this year.... unless the snow flies later rather than sooner!!