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Reaches of Surpassing Beauty

Hot Creek Gorge, California

Melting snow high in the eastern Sierra feeds Mammoth Creek. When the creek flows into the Long Valley Caldera, it enters this gorge and is called Hot Creek. Hot springs in this area flow into the creek not far from its confluence with the Owens River. The springs themselves are no longer safe for bathing, but a trail down into the gorge leads past the springs and fumaroles and along this beautiful stretch of the river. The creek water is clear and beautifully colored by the long water plants that wave in the current.

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