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rockhopper
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1/15/2014
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Went to visit our relatives who moved to Borrego Springs from Mission Beach. They said they traded desert sand for beach sandsmile
But before we stayed a few days at thier new house we took a loop around the Salton Sea to check out the Hot Mineral Springs on the East side of the "Sea"

On the way to the hot springs we stopped at obsidian hill again. Torro peak in distance.


Hot Mineral Baths at base of the Chocolate mountians.


USGC relief map 1969 road data showing hot springs


Called Bashfords Roman Hot Baths now. Well is about 300 ft. deep. Hot Mineral water comes out of the ground at about 180 deg and cooled to 103 degrees. No Clorine added.


Hot Mineral creek nearby. Smell slightly of sulfur.


Abandoned Hot springs spa ( fixer, needs tlc) ha ha



Boiling Mud Volcanoes and Mud pots nearby




Our Relatives new Borrego Springs house with view. Sweet!


He is really into Geology, Archeology and Paloentology. Couldn't pick a better place!



Added Youtube link of Mud Volcanoes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBZ7HL4MKcE
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dsefcik
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Never been to those mineral baths, looks pretty cool. I love Obsidian Butte and the Mudpots, everyone should go and check them out. No Slab City on the plans?

Thanks for sharing.

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rockhopper
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1/15/2014
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Hi Daren,
Yes the baths are really relaxing. We did 2 long hour soaks about 2 hours apart. Everything was in slow motion after that wink. The baths are open from Oct. to May. Closed during the summer. They have daily , weekly and monthly rates.
alot of cool folks hanging out there. Most say they soak at nite and check out the Moon, planets, stars, and UFO'sCool
No slab city this time. Wife not interested. I wonder why?wink

Heading around the Salton Sea. Rabbit Peak at the left. Torro peak in the center. San Jacinto to the North.

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I'll put those on my next Salton Sea area list...thanks!

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1/17/2014
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Nice post rockhopper. I didn't know about the hot springs out there, very cool. I still want to do a trip to Obsidian Butte. smile

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