62964 Little Panoche Rd., Firebaugh, CA
JOIN A GROUP OF WILDCATS for an exciting weekend of rest, relaxation, Hiking, 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.
HOW TO ATTEND/SIGN-UP:
Join the event RSVP waiting list and then EMAIL the organizer for payment instructions. PAYPAL is the preferred method of payment. You are officially signed up for this event when you have made the $80 payment and will then be added to the YES list. This event has limited space for about 15 people and is first pay/first serve.
CAMPING: The organizer has booked enough space in the camping area for approximately 12 to 15 people. This event is designed for members who are available for both Friday and Saturday night camping but 1 night camping is also a possibility. Contact the organizer if you have questions.
FEE: $80 fee covers cost of two nights camping and full use of the pool, tubs, showers, yoga sessions are an additional $10 fee.
YOGA FEE: Each session is $10.
DAY 1: Friday. Arrive daytime no check in at Mercey Hot Springs. Yoga session at 3:30 P.M. if you arrive in time. Evening dinner with campfire at dark.
DAY 2: Saturday: Yoga at 10:30 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. Daytime hike or evening hike yet to be determined-see below. Late night campfire.
Day 3: Sunday. Yoga at 10:30 A.M. Campsite checkout is 12 noon. But you can stay longer if you want. More yoga at 3:30.
WHAT TO BRING:
If you are staying at the campground you will need everything necessary for overnight camping: tent, sleeping bag, food, drinking water etc. Additionally, there is no food (except for snacks) available on site so you must bring everything. Please visit Mercey Hot Springs Guidelines page for much more info: Mercey Hot Springs Guidelines Page.
HIKING DETAILS: Mercey Hot Springs resort is located in an area that is dry and desert like and surrounded by private ranch lands as well Bureau of Land Management holdings. The organizer will likely be doing a hike to RED Benchmark Saturday late morning or in the evening. It is about 8 miles. This hike is not for everybody as it involves off-trail hiking, climbing barb wire fences and a couple thousand feet of elevation gain on private ranching lands. It's totally optional.
DIRECTIONS TO MERCY HOT SPRINGS:
FROM THE NORTH:
Go South on I-5 for a total of 24 miles past the I-5/HWY 152 Interchange, (DO NOT TAKE THE "MERCY SPRINGS ROAD" EXIT!). Go 8 miles (past the "Mercy Springs Road" exit) to the Little Panoche Road/Shields Ave/J1 exit. Go right (West) for 13 miles.
FROM THE SOUTH:
Go North on I-5 (past the "Panoche Road" exit) to the Little Panoche Road/Shields Ave/J1 exit. Go left (West) for 13 miles.
FROM THE WEST: (taking the freeway)
From U.S. 101, take highway 152 east to I-5 and go south for 24 miles to the Little Panoche Road/Shields Ave/J1 exit. (DO NOT TAKE THE “MERCY SPRINGS ROAD” EXIT!). Go right (West) for 13 miles.
Refunds offered if:
Additional notes: Full refund (less a $10 cancellation fee) if cancellation notice is received 5 days prior to the 1st day of the reservation date. After that time payment is forfeited. Your reservation is non- transferable.
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.