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Hot Spring Hype

Why these hot, mineral-rich pools are good for your health, and some soaking dos and don'ts

By Tiffany Neptune

Whether day tripping or planning a perfect weekend getaway, nearby hot springs offer Central Oregonians a comfortingly warm escape from the winter cold. These geothermally heated, mineral-rich waters rise out of the earth's interior through fissures and cracks after making contact with very hot rocks deep below, and in the right conditions pool — naturally or by manmade means — into soakable basins...

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