PAGOSA SPRINGS - The lights of the riverside resort downtown shone bright, illuminating the man across the way. Waylon Smith, long-haired and long-bearded, soaked happily along the banks, sitting in a steamy pool with rocks fashioned around it.
The juxtaposition was not lost on Smith as he gazed over at the Victorian-style Springs Resort & Spa, which has enticed the likes of Oprah with its full-service spa and 23 stone-masonry tubs of varying temperatures and sizes. But here in one of the locally known "hippie dips," Smith enjoyed his town's hot springs free of charge.
"I've got everything I need and more right here," he said.
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