We continued driving south until we reached Double Hot Springs.
The geology of the Great Basin area in north central Nevada is a Basin and Range formation. There are a series of fault zone running north to south including the Black Rock Fault that runs along the eastern part of the Black Rock playa. Because the crust is so thin in this area, the ground water doesn’t have to go very far to become superheated which then rises back to the surface along fault lines.
There are a number of hot springs in the area. Double Hot Springs and Black Rock Hot Springs are so hot they are deadly. Double Hot Springs are about 180 degrees at the source.
The source of the Double Hot Springs are from two large springs and a series of smaller springs.
Because of the dangerous temperatures, there is a fence around the area and several signs.
The water from the springs drain out into a small creek.
The soaking pool is next to the small creek.
We wanted to camp at the Black Rock Hot Springs, so we only stayed at the Double Hot Springs long enough take pictures.
There was a group camping in the area, but no one was home while we were there.
Across from the Double Hot Springs was another hot seep that is also very dangerous.
We left for the Black Rock Hot Springs.