We walked from one natural hot springs tub to another, testing the different temperatures and views. The pools overlook the San Juan River, and one sits in the middle of a small lake, reached by a footbridge. A thin layer of water covers the boards of the bridge, and steam rises off the lake. The setting is mystical, but as I walked across, noisy human thoughts crept up. Still, the environment compelled me to at least try to let them go.