I enjoy a natural Idaho hot spring as much as the next guy. One thing I never think to do is record my wife and I (and family) when out in the state's incredible backcountry, because some things in life don't need to be uploaded on YouTube.

Life for many human beings has sadly become a quest for channel subscriptions. I get people make money for their clips if they get viewed enough. I just can't relate to humans who hike to beautiful areas of Idaho and feel the need to share something as personal as a hot spring dip with one's significant other with complete and total strangers.

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If you Google "Idaho hot springs," you won't believe how many videos pop up on YouTube. There are pages upon pages of clips of Idahoans and tourists half-naked (or fully) and soaking in ninety-degree waters throughout the Gem State. Nature is something people should take in; the mind should be at rest. Instead, some are too bust narrating to actually get anything out of their alone time in the woods.

I'm fully aware that I don't have to visit YouTube, but it can be a great source of content for those in my line of work, so I'm on it almost daily. Don't get me wrong, these people that share these experiences publically aren't necessarily doing anything wrong,

I just can't figure out why some human beings can't unplug and relax without an audience. I understand people do this everywhere in the world and not just in Idaho. Something like taking a dip in a hot spring with your partner or spouse shouldn't be pimped out for subscriptions.

Whatever happened to alone time?

One should always have a cell phone on them when visiting remote locations for emergency situations, but I'm not sure it needs to be used to capture every moment in nature. Absorb the experience in real-time and not during playback.

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