Idaho trip, 7/21 - 7/28 2010
As ground water seeps slowly downward and laterally, it comes in contact with hot gases charged with carbon dioxide rising from the magma chamber. Some carbon dioxide is readily dissolved in the hot water to form a weak carbonic acid solution.Wes at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park.This is classic to show why the park is named "Yellowstone".  That's a big rock that has turned yellow after much chemical has spewed out.  This is called "Orange Dome".Here you can see the water actually flowing down.
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As ground water seeps slowly downward and laterally, it comes in contact with hot gases charged with carbon dioxide rising from the magma chamber. Some carbon dioxide is readily dissolved in the hot water to form a weak carbonic acid solution.
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Wes at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park.
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This is classic to show why the park is named "Yellowstone". That's a big rock that has turned yellow after much chemical has spewed out. This is called "Orange Dome".
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Here you can see the water actually flowing down.
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We were on this bridge, looking at the rock.Part of the Orange Dome area.Back side of the Orange Dome.No Caption
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We were on this bridge, looking at the rock.
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Part of the Orange Dome area.
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Back side of the Orange Dome.
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No CaptionAlthough the mud pots are not as picturesque as the hot springs and pools, these turbulent pools of hot, muddy water, and bizarre landscapes are another feature that makes Yellowstone National Park so unique.The view from the walking trail.  Where the geysers spew is all white, looking like snow, but it's not.  Nothing grows there.  Mountains in the distance.Yellowstone National Park is home to some 10,000 thermal features, over 500 hundred of which are geysers.
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Although the mud pots are not as picturesque as the hot springs and pools, these turbulent pools of hot, muddy water, and bizarre landscapes are another feature that makes Yellowstone National Park so unique.
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The view from the walking trail. Where the geysers spew is all white, looking like snow, but it's not. Nothing grows there. Mountains in the distance.
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Yellowstone National Park is home to some 10,000 thermal features, over 500 hundred of which are geysers.
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