Easterday Hot Spring (McDermitt)

General Description: A huge hot ditch with good flow and lots of potential, but too much cow shit
General Location: Southeastern Oregon near McDermitt NV
Pool Type: Hot Ditch
Pool Temps: DO NOT SOAK (Above 115° F), Lobster Hot (110° - 115° F), Extremely Hot (106° - 110° F), Very Hot (104° - 106° F), Hot (102° - 104° F)
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Accessibility: Year round, although maybe muddy after heavy rains
Restrictions: None, but it is only a couple miles from an active ranch
Elevation: 3500 feet.
Distance from road: 0.00 mile.
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The Hot Spring:

  At the remains of an old hot springs resort lies a hot ditch with many sources that feed into it.  This place has lots of flow at high 110-125 degree F temps with clear odorless water, although local ranchers let there cattle shit around the water source making it not so clean and odorless.  Down stream from the sources there are some pull offs from the dirt road to places where the ditch is not so hot but dung is still abundant.  Another way to soak is to bring a pvc pipe, a shovel and a tarp to make your own little pool next to the ditch.  There is enough elevation change next to the ditch and you can see where other people have made their little pools.  Camping is permitted near the springs if you don't mind cows as neighbors.

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