I was way out in the mountains the other night when I noticed a glow. It turned out to be a stream of water. The ground was snow covered with the temperature in the single digits.
What’s odd is even though the air temperature was around 7 degrees, this stream was 50 degrees and got warmer by 10 degrees as it flowed. Wouldn’t that classify this as a hot spring?
Just down the road from my house, we have some hot spring tubs on the side of a river that stay over 110 degrees year around. If I would’ve been born before heaters, I would have lived out every miserable Utah winter in a hot tub while catching and eating raw fish from the river. Actually if business doesn’t pick up this year, I might still end up living in one:(