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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

That's My World Tuesday, Watery Wednesday, Mid Week Blues, Outdoor Wednesday / Hot Creek, Mammoth, California USA

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This is Hot Creek just south of Mammoth Village in the eastern Sierras of California USA.
The creek runs for many miles and alternates from cool water to scalding hot.
People used to enjoy sitting in the hot water (including myself) but, due to increased geothermal activity, entering the creek is not allowed, hopefully temporarily.

32 comments:

indicaspecies said...

I hope so temporarily too, as the water looks inviting. A beautiful shade of blue!

Birgitta said...

Great shot!

Cheryl Ann said...

Carolyn, I SWEAR your family is following us! We were there last weekend. Isn't it an awesome place? Hubby and I walked down the trail and along the bottom. As he walked by, ahead of me, a puff of steam came up from the area with holes! HA! We have GOT to get together sometime!!!
Cheryl Ann

Sylvia K said...

What a great place! And your photos are terrific, Carolyn, as always! You do take us to some marvelous places in your world! Have a lovely week!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

You and Ebie are making me homesick and we only closed up two weeks ago! It will be a long winter I fear!

fredamans said...

That first shot doesn't even look real it's that amazing! Well done.

Carol said...

That water is a lovely shade of blue! I would love to sit in the hot water also. Great shots.

Gwendolyn L said...

Beautiful location. It looks like it would be very relaxing. Colors are so peaceful. Thanks for sharing your lovely photo.

Limar said...

Fascinating place, very beautiful :)

Judy said...

Alternates between hot and cold? How intriguing!! And beautiful!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Isn't nature amazing? But without its dangers, obviously.

Interesting post about a part of our country I don't know.

http://thepagansphinx.blogspot.com/2010/10/all-memes-lot-anyway.html

eileeninmd said...

Beat shot, at first I thought it was Mammoth in Yellowstone.

Olive Cooper said...

Well that is an interseting place for sure. One does not want to soak and burn up! ♥olive

kayellen said...

I live in Southern Califonia...I have never seen this~~~wow!

Happy Outdoor Wedensday:))

Kay Ellen

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful place, I can't get over the blue of the water. Maybe it will be temporary as it looks like a great place to relax.

lina@happy family said...

Love the blue of water. Great place indeed...

Linda said...

I've heard of those springs...never been up there though. Great photos!

SandyCarlson said...

What an intense place. Hold on while I dry my laptop!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Most interesting Carolyn. I enlarged and read the signs -- and don't really understand the last one -- they have noticed changes, but don't think it's evidence of increased activity?


Beautiful pool -- and how lucky you were to get to use it ==I too hope you get to again.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Shirley said...

What a wonderful spot to "soak" in the beauty! Hopefully it will be available to the public again.

Ann said...

The hot springs is similar to New Zealand's. Chefs like to cook exotic food, and I watch on TV they cook octopus. I ate them in Singapore,

christina said...

nice shot! dropping by :)

Luna Miranda said...

hot springs, they say, reduce arthritic pain. my aunt soaks in a hot spring regularly.:p

i hope this place will be reopened to the public.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, that looks like a good way to get cooked. When I was a kid way back when we used to go to hot springs in Idaho to take a soak. Miss those days.

Randi said...

Terrific captures as always. Lovely colours...but it look ice cold...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What an amazing spot! Great pictures.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Tricia said...

That could be dangerous, but looks very soothing & relaxing when not so hot!

jeannette said...

this landscape is so gorgeous! Haven't gotten to visit Mammoth yet:)

Donnie said...

The photos are just beautiful. I just love all the different things we see on Outdoor Wednesday. I'm so glad I got to see them.

'Tsuki said...

Wow the color of the water is really stunning... Thanks for the explanations too ; I learnt very interesting things.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Thank you for this. I was at Hot Creek a number of years ago and it was one of the best water experiences of my life. The "alive" water flowing cool with the warm or hot places arising from the sandy creek bottom were unforgettable. I hope it is able to open to the public again soon.