Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Trees on Mammoth Terrace
Mammoth Hot Springs is a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine. It was created over thousands of years as hot water from the spring cooled and deposited calcium carbonate - over two tons flow into Mammoth each day in a solution. In a nearby part of the complex there are terraces, which are astounding to see. This section has no terraces, but the calcium carbonate has been deposited in a hill, and it has surrounded and killed trees which grew here. I love the contrast of the dead trees with the strange looking mountain of many colors. What an unearthly scene!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:34 PM