Hot Creek can be, in areas, muy caliente - hot, hot, hot!! We were not only impressed by the thermal springs and aqua blue hues of the water pools, but also by those "intrepid??" persons soaking in the roiling, boiling hot springs in apparent defiance of all the stern warnings posted by the U.S. Forest Service. You only live once, so why not defy the odds of potentially getting boiled to death? Not us, said me (and Gil agreed, for once...)
Contact Info: Inyo National Forest, 351 Pacu Lane, Ste. 200, Bishop, CA 93514. (760)873-2400.