Hot Creek is near Mammoth Mountain, the remnant of an ancient volcano.
In past years the creek and thermal pools were a popular place for bathers but after some earthquake activity the pools became much hotter and the forest service fenced it off.
Cited? Cooked is more like it!
It is unfortunate that we can no longer get close, we must keep our distance to protect the foolish.
There are still many thermal pools in the area that are less dangerous. Guide books have been written to direct people to pools on public land and people enjoy soaking in them.
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