Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)

The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Bridgeport to Bishop - Hot Springs Galore

This area is rich in natural hot springs. This beautiful one is Travertine Hot Springs, just outside Bridgeport.

The travertine rock dome is formed by minerals leaching out of the hot water. The narrow groove was cut to channel the too-hot water down and over a cooling span of rock.

Here's proof that the best things in life are free.

Another tub at Travertine. Randy's getting the story from a local copper artist.

Clever temperature control system. The sock shunts off excess water.

Diana finally got a photo of this fidgety dragonfly.

One of many natural hot springs in the Hot Creek area near Mammoth Lakes, CA. This one has the redundant name of "Hot Tub." A movable pipe controls flow and temperature. Randy philosophizes with Dacia and her son Clay, originally from Hawaii.

"Hot Tub" hot tub was so nice that we camped nearby to prolong the pleasure.

This spring, called Punky's Pool, is another of the Hot Creek springs.

It's on a hilltop, with a magnificent 360-degree view.

And here's the big secret! These classic books tell all you need to know about hot springs, including pictures, directions, and whether you can camp there. Written by Marjorie Gersh-Young, they are dedicated to Jayson Loam, the "King of the Hot Springs," who originally found and published information on natural hot springs for us all to enjoy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diana. I just want to say that I enjoy reading your blogs. Plus your pictures are so clear.



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