Thursday, February 13, 2020
I thought the world could blow up!
Autos of beauty
Is there a hot springs near you? Have you ever visited the Yellowstone?
Big bend Hot Springs spills right into the Rio Grande. You can wade right across into Mexico.
We have been in hot springs in Texas, North Carolina and in the Northern Yukon of Canada. There are HOT springs all over the world. Chile alone registers over 270 hot springs. We have never been there, but Iceland has ‘The Blue Lagoon’ that is constant at 98 to 102 degrees year round.
The Yellowstone boasts a large hot springs and no wonder, you walk around and drive thru and you see steam rising from holes and cracks in the ground all over the place. I am sure had I been an explorer I would have sworn the place was gonna blow up and ran for my life.
Not just Old Faithful, but hundreds of other places..
From the beginning when people discovered the springs most were considered a place to soak for healing. Whether it is true or not; it sure feels good to bask in that warm/hot water. In the Yukon they had signs along the bank giving the temp of the spring as it ran into a creek. People would ease TOWARD the boiling part a little at a time. It was plainly noted at a certain temp no child under 10 could get into the water.
At Hot Springs North Carolina it has been modernized and pumped into hot tubs and you pay by the hour to use them. WE backed packed thru there hiking the AT, so we had to give it a try! At the other hot springs there has been no charge. It was just a regular creek or pond.
EVERYONE knows something there is that heats that water. I was taught in school that our earth has a molten core, bubbling molten iron. Now I am told modern science says we have a solid Iron core with a surrounding molten core. Then the crust we live on. Any way you look at it, some of that heat is leaking out and heating some springs.
Yep, evidently scientists aren’t worried about it, and they live here too!
Go ahead, if you have a chance jump in, I would if I was close to one now! LOL!