|Sent on:||Monday, May 20, 2013 7:45 PM|
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JOIN A GROUP OF WILDCATS for an exciting weekend of rest, relaxation, YOGA and adventure at little known Mercey Hot Springs Resort tucked away in the Panoche Hills of Western Fresno County (less than 2 hours from the Bay Area). This is an opportunity for Hiking, Camping, Hot Springs & Yoga enthusiasts to hike the hills, Practice Yoga, lounge around the pools and enjoy the remote quiet of the Panoche Hills. CLICK HERE TO VISIT MERCEY HOT SPRINGS SITE!
HISTORY: Mercey Hot Springs is located in the northwest corner of Fresno County approximately 13 miles west of I-5 on Little Panoche Rd. (A.k.a. J1). Little Panoche Rd. was originally a stage coach route used by many of the early California pioneers in particular those people that were doing business with the nearby, New Idria (Quicksilver) mine. The Hot Springs was known about by native Indians and was shown to a man "John N. Merci" who acquired the land for the purpose of raising sheep. Merci, who had his name changed to "Mercy" to be more Americanized, sold the property in 1912 to Frederick Bourn, a San Francisco based real estate developer who is responsible for the construction of many of the buildings still existing today.