A Big Book of Hot Mineral Springs for Your Enjoyment
by William (Bill) C. McElroy (Author)- Paperback Edition
Many have seen the hot mineral springs in Yellowstone National Park and I am sure some who did, wished that he or she could enjoy a dip in the therapeutic waters. Well in Yellowstone there is one place where you can bath in a hot mineral spring. Throughout the western United States there are thousands of natural mineral springs due to the geography of the west coast and its volcanoes, faults, and plate tectonics. Many of these are suitable for bathing; many are not due to temperature, location, diseases, and mineral contents.
This manual has over 260 natural and commercial hot spring sites as follows: AZ (18): CA (37): CO (23): ID (38): MT (12): NV (19): NM (27): OR (35): SD (4): UT (13): WA (13): WY (7) and you can bath in each of these, for free or for a fee depending on the hot spring or resort.
If you are going to Yellowstone National Park, then there are 16 that you should consider viewing, and one that you should consider as a spot to take a dip in a Yellowstone NP hot mineral spring.
This manual provides you, the reader, with the popular name of an existing hot spring or resort; the alternate (usually local name) name, a short description of the site, necessary cautions or rules, and the address with GPS of the site. If special directions for getting to the site are needed, each is supplied. Some sites need reservations, some restrict the number of guest, and some have extras like RV and tent camping, restaurants, gift shops, cabin or room rentals, games, rides, etc. and this information is part of the description.
In addition, there is a chapter on using the springs, and one on part of the history of some of the springs.
Note that no commercial or private property site has contributed to or paid the author for their mention in this manual; the authorís descriptions and comments are based on sources like Google tm, Internet websites, and other research.
Each title (place name) can be further researched by entering it into a Google tm search box; and this is recommended as open and closing dates and times can vary greatly for many establishments.
You can go to several auto clubs to have them outline a 'vacation' for you, but you should know that they frequently OMIT interesting sights, or only provide information on sites that have paid to be displayed, or sites where they get a 'finder's fee'. They also do not provide tips and warnings about the roads and other hazards. This author does not do any of that; his only compensation is from the Amazon.com commission schedule. He provides tips and warns of hazards that he as personally encountered in his visits to the locations.
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