life on the Oregon frontier just went environmental
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Driving north from Fields at the substation there's a dirt road following the electric lines to the east. Sandy at the Fields Store told us to follow it to the first dirt road north to get to the ruins of the old Borax Works. We were seeking yet another hot spring. There's not much left of the borax works. Just some rusty tubs. John is not standing in snow. That is borax (I think). The lake is called the Middle Borax Lake and is said to be about 80 degrees. We did not go in as it was about freezing that day. John investigated some of the steaming pools to the north of the lake. Luckily, the ground did not cave in under him so he didn't get scalded to death.