The long hair doesn't cover my red neck. See you in the bush, but hopefully not!
Do not take this one lightly! Get a Geiger counter! Very hot source, remote, rough/risky trail, and a rather hot radioactive area. Took me about 4 attempts to find it over the years and I finally made it on a Saturday. So it was a lil but busy despite its remoteness. Had it all to ourselves for about 5 minutes before 2 dune buggies and a 4 seat Razor came in. It was all locals from Hawthorne and a pretty chill bunch of people rich with information surrounding the area. Only one of them actually got in with me...on this rare occasion I was wearing board shorts (they had some kids with them). The water was 111 degrees...more than just warm to me! No sulfur smell. Maybe one of the best built tubs I have ever seen! No shade but an easy up would fit nicely over the top! Someone did leave a nice stack of wood there. It is one amazing canyon to have to yourself and I can not wait to return purely for this experience solo. BE ADVISED: the trail that drops in to the canyon just as a bunch of switch backs start is gnarly and high risk. If you make a mistake or slide slightly to the side your rig is going into a wash and you're not getting out alone! Short wheel base and high clearance vehicle is a must for the final decent. Being sober is mandatory! Extended cab pickups not advised! Air down and take your time or bring a lot of recovery gear and a sane friend! Met a green horn 4x4 truck driver as I was leaving with a full cab of young kids. So in all I saw about ten people on the tour. Hopefully that's just because it was a Saturday in April. Again, GET A GEIGER COUNTER and take your time! WOW what a GEM!
Do not take this one lightly! Get a Geiger counter!
Use caution this is one of those springs that could actually kill you. The source is silly hot at about 130 degrees f and there is nothing keeping your kids or your dog from falling in it. This is one of the last pieces of wild Nevada with out Darwin restrictions on it like Commie-fornia, sorry I mean California. There are a lot of seeps and mud so drive carefully around the springs and don't get too close with your 2wd "adventure van." The grounds were very clean, the water very rich in minerals, and views...spectacular. Got buzzed by a fighter jet who waved at me and met a smoking hot scientist women. Life is good.
Meh. I wouldn't let this be the jewel of your adventure. Very cloudy water. Heavy sulfur. Not someplace I would want to camp personally. It is awkwardly close to the road...especially if you are in to the whole "all natural" approach. But, hey if your traveling the through the area and need a quick fix, this might be for you.
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