Mammoth Hot Springs

Jan 19th 2010 — Yellowstone — 7:28 pm

The first evening we spent the remaining daylight walking around the boardwalks of the upper and lower terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs. Say Wikipedia

Mammoth is a large hill of travertine that has been created over thousands of years as hot water from the spring cooled and deposited calcium carbonate (over two tons flows into Mammoth each day in a solution). Although these springs lie outside the caldera boundary, their energy has been attributed to the same magmatic system that fuels other Yellowstone geothermal areas.

 Bacterial growth.

2 Comments »

  1. Matching hats and coats for outdoor pictures??!! Great idea! Mom and I must start doing that. But what if you live in Florida?

    Comment by Dad — January 20, 2010 @ 7:05 pm
  2. That is a great point. If you live in Florida I suppose you just need to match what you can. Shorts and socks, shirt and hat, etc..

    Comment by Michael Sulock — January 21, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

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