Hot spring water flows into Hot Creek into what Robert W. Limbert called the "Indian bath tubs" while exploring the Bruneau Valley in 1921. Limbert's caption: "The tub is a limestone canyon from the sides of which hundreds of hot springs gush forth. The erosive action of these streams has carved out a circular hole some twenty feet across and about fifteen feet deep, the bottom of which slopes gradually to the center. Fully a hundred jets of warm water, ranging in size from the diameter of a lead pencil to that of a man's wrist spout out from openings along the sides with a temperature just right for bathing. (Unknown Places in Idaho, p. 32)".
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