The real adventure would began when we literally had to climb down the steep side of the hot springs canyon walls. The ice, loose pine needles and dirt made it quite challenging. We had to grab anything and everything to prevent ourselves from rolling down into the creek below. We had crossed the creek which had a thin layer of ice. As I crossed it all I could hear was it cracking ready to give way. One wrong fall may have met going over a small waterfall and being drenched into the freezing waters.