Thursday, April 8, 2021

Where the Hot Springs Began

One day we went to check out Cabot's Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs. Because of Covid, we couldn't go inside, but we were welcome to walk around outside.
This was the home of Cabot Yerxa, who accidentally discovered the hot mineral waters of Desert Hot Springs in 1913.
Rosemary got pretty close to going inside!
The construction looked a little "iffy."
But the outside was really interesting, including this 43 foot tall statue, carved from a fallen redwood tree.
And I really enjoyed the Ancient Weather Rock, which is always right. The sign says "When rock is wet, it's raining. When rock is white, it's snowing. When rock is hard to see, it's foggy. When rock is moving, it's windy or there's an earthquake."
On another day, we hiked to the Mission Creek Stonehouse. These stone structures were near the trailhead, so we were a little confused.
But, after talking to some other hikers, we walked up the trail.
The trail goes uphill following a stream.
Made it! The stonehouse is a remnant of the area's ranch days.
The inside was a little bare, though...


  1. Quite interesting. Like the Weather Rock those houses were built to last longer then their builders.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your travels.

    It's about time.

  2. Nice post. I've been to both locations, and Mission Creek is a favorite stop. Haven't really hiked up above the stone houses, but it's on my to-do list!


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