In order to be complete, there must be a couple of more parts to the Fire and Air segment of the Yellowstone galleries. Today we’ll cover Mammoth Hot Springs, an incredible array of Travertine Terraces formed by the hot springs bubbling though Limestone and bringing Calcite to the surface and layering the deposits. Tomorrow, I’ll try to finish up with the Upper Geyser Basin.
Some of the portions of the terraces are “alive,” meaning the 186 degree plus water is still flowing and building those portions of the terraces, while some are “dead,” or inactive. But my understanding is that this changes continually.
While every part of Yellowstone is incredible, this feature is really amazing!
Because I was using two cameras these aren’t in perfect order and there might be a repeat or two, but maybe at a slightly different angle. But I doubt you’ll tire of these images.
This feature deserves a gallery of its own 🙂