Touring Hot Springs California and Nevada, 3rd: A Guide to the Best Hot Springs in the Far West

Touring Hot Springs California and Nevada, 3rd: A Guide to the Best Hot Springs in the Far West

by Matt C. Bischoff

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762780693
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Series: Touring Hot Springs Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 458,788
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Matt Bischoff received his bachelor's degree in History and Geology at the University of California, Davis, and his master's degree in History and Historical Archaeology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has worked for several private consulting firms in San Diego and in Tucson, Arizona. He currently works for California State Parks and lives in the foothills outside Sacramento, California, with his wife and son.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xii

Hot Springs in History xii

Geology of Hot Springs xiii

Microbes xv

Precautions xvi

Heat xvii

Amoebae xvii

Responsible Behavior xvii

Author's Favorites xviii

How to use this Book xx

How to Follow the Directions and Maps xxi

Map Legend xxii

The Hot Springs

Northern California

Surprise Valley Region 2

1 Leonards Hot Springs 4

2 Glenn's Hot Spring (Seyferth) 5

3 Applegate Hot Springs 6

4 Eagleville Hot Spring 7

5 Surprise Valley Hot Springs 10

Southern Cascade Mountains Region 11

6 West Valley Warm Springs 12

7 Hunt Hot Springs 15

8 Kosk Creek Hot Springs 18

9 Drakesbad Guest Ranch 19

Northern Sierra Nevada Region 23

10 Woody's Hot Springs 24

11 Sierra Hot Springs 26

Menodocino National Forest and Northwestern California 28

12 Vichy Springs Resort and Inn 29

Central California

Carson River Area 34

13 Carson River Hot Springs 35

14 Grover Hot Springs 38

The Eastern Sierra: The Hot Spring Jackpot 40

15 Fales Hot Springs 41

16 Travertine Hot Springs 46

17 Buckeye Hot Spring 49

18 Mono Basin Warm Springs 52

Long Valley Primitive Hot Springs 54

19 The Hot Tub 56

20 Shepherd Hot Spring 58

21 Crowley Hot Spring (Wild Willy's) 60

22 Hilltop Hot Spring (Pulky's Pool) 62

23 Alkali Lake Hot Spring 64

24 Little Hot Creek Hot Springs 65

25 Benton Hot Springs 68

Owens Valley Region 70

26 Keough Hot Ditch 71

27 Owens Valley Warm Spring 72

28 Dirty Sock Hot Spring 75

The Saline Valley 77

29 Saline Valley Hot Springs 78

California Central Coast

Paso Robles Area 82

30 Franklin Hot Springs 83

31 River Oaks Hot Springs Spa 86

32 Sycamore Mineral Springs 88

33 Mercey Hot Springs 91

Point Sur and Los Padres National Forest 94

34 Sykes Hot Spring 95

35 Tassajara Hot Springs 98

36 Mono Hot Springs 102

Southern California

Lake Isabella and the Kern River 106

37 Remington Hot Spring 108

38 Pyramid Hot Spring 111

39 California Hot Springs 113

Mojave Desert Region 115

40 Deep Creek 116

Death Valley Region 120

41 Tecopa Hot Springs 122

42 Tecopa Hot Tub 124

43 Tecopa Hot Pond (Tecopa Mud Baths) 125

44 Shoshone Inn Hot Springs 127

Santa Barbara Region 129

45 Big Caliente Hot Spring 130

46 Little Caliente Hot Spring 132

47 Gaviota State Park Hot Spring (Las Cruces) 134

Inland Empire Region 137

48 Spa Resort Casino 138

San Diego and Imperial Counties Desert Region 140

49 Highline Hot Well 141

50 Agua Caliente Hot Spring 143

51 Palm Oasis 144

Northerns Nevada

Reno Area 148

52 Steamboat Villa Hot Springs Spa 149

Black Rock Desert Region 151

53 Trego Hot Springs 153

54 Jackson Mountain Hot Springs (Macfarlane) 156

55 Black Rock Hot Springs 159

56 Double Hot Springs 161

57 Soldier Meadows Hot Springs 163

58 Soldier Meadows Warm Pond 166

59 Soldier Meadows Hot Creek 167

The Denio Region 170

60 The Bog 172

61 Bog Warm Spring 173

62 Virgin Valley Hot Spring 174

63 Dyke Hot Springs 175

Paradise Valley Area 179

64 Paradise Valley Hot Spring (Little Humboldt) 180

65 Midas Hot Spring 185

66 Greenhorn Hot Springs (Hot Sulphur, Dry Susie) 187

Region South of 1-80 189

67 Hand-Me-Down Creek Hot Springs 190

68 Reese River Valley Hot Springs (North and South) 192

69 Leach Hot Springs 195

70 Kyle Hot Springs 196

Dixie Valley Area 199

71 Jersey Valley Hot Springs 200

72 Hyder Hot Springs 202

Elko Region 204

73 Twelve-Mile Hot Springs (Bishop Creek) 206

Central Nevada

Gardnerville, Minden, and the Carson Valley 209

74 Bowers Mansion 210

75 Carson Hot Springs 211

76 Walley's Hot Springs Resort 213

Fallon and the Carson Sink 217

77 Lee Hot Springs 218

Monitor Valley and the Toiyabe National Forest 219

78 Spencer Hot Springs 221

79 Monitor Valley Hot Spring (Potts) 224

80 Diana's Punch Bowl 225

Warm Springs Region 228

81 Warm Springs 229

82 Ash Meadows 231

83 Ash Springs 234

84 Crystal Springs 236

Pahranagat Valley 237

85 Panaca Warm Springs 238

86 Kirch Hot Creek 240

Tonopah and Goldfield Region 243

87 Alkali Hot Spring 245

88 Fish Lake Valley Hot Well 247

Southern Nevada

Death Valley Region 250

89 Bailey's Hot Spring 251

Lower Colorado River Region 252

90 Gold Strike Hot Spring 253

91 Boy Scout Hot Spring 255

92 Arizona Hot Spring 256

Lake Mead Region 259

93 Rogers Warm Spring 260

Appendix A Honorable Mentions 261

A Boiling Springs Lake and Terminal Geyser Hot Spring 261

B Hot Creek Geothermal Area 262

C Crab Cooker 264

D Cahuilla Warm Spring 266

E Baltazor Hot Spring 267

F Stony Point Hot Springs 269

G Dixie Valley Hot Springs 271

H Elko Hot Springs 272

I Lower Oxley Peak Hot Springs 273

J Three-Mile Hot Springs (Sulphur) 275

K Soda Lake 276

Appendix B Closed, but not Forgotten 278

Appendix C Further Reading 280

About the Author 280

Index 281

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