Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mammoth Hot Springs

Howdee all,

We stayed at Mammoth Hot springs for a week.

Jeff went out one early morning and took these photos.

Of a surreal world…Yellowstone Jeffs pics_20090906_016

A world of bubbling hot,, sulfur smelling waters

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Living sculptures of Limestone

Travertine is deposited as white rock, however the microorganisms and living bacteria create beautiful shades of oranges, pinks, yellows, greens, and browns.Yellowstone Jeffs pics_20090906_020

The Mammoth Hot springs are constantly changing. As formations grow, water is forced to flow in different directions. Yellowstone Jeffs pics_20090906_026

This bubbling world seems prehistoricYellowstone Jeffs pics_20090906_037

It drips and bubbles, makes sculptures….and kills trees in its pathYellowstone Jeffs pics_20090906_038And forms beautiful crystals of color…

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More Yellowstone photos to come…

then..onto the Tetons.

18 comments:

Debbie Miller said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Georgous!

diane-j-m said...

Wow, that is some place. I have never seen a place like that. And where was it that you all soaked in after your hikes?

dAwN said...

Debbie Miller
Thanks Debbie!

diane-j-m
You must go and see it for yourself Diane..and hike too!:)
We soaked in the boiling river..close to Mammoth Hot Springs.

beachgrl said...

Wow, what a weird and unusual and totally cool place!

Gaelyn said...

It's like above ground cave formations. I really like the rimstone dams. Don't care too much for the rotten egg smell. Can you really soak in any of these pools? Jeff's images are great.

Tink said...

Wow, it does look prehistoric and sooooo cool!

Tink said...

Oh and good job Jeffy!!!

Jayne said...

Amazing! It does look prehistoric. I can imagine the colors were even more vivid in person. I love visiting places with you guys!

Chris Petrak said...

So much of Yellowstone is surreal - one almost waits for a Hieronymous Bosch figure to appear - or something from Salvatore Dali. Wonderful if Yellowstone is the place where some of the surrealists drew inspiration. Or maybe they were just crazy. But Yellowstone is real! and gorgeous!

forestal said...

Love the colors - really pretty spot and i agree surreal

dan

Steve B said...

Wow, are you sure you were on this planet?

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photographs. What a sight that must have been.

Larry said...

That is incredible! The photos look like they were taken from another planet! -Oley-oLey-Oley-Oley those springs are hot hot hot!

Rambling Woods said...

It does seem like some dinosaur would rise up..makes for some really interesting photos Dawn... Michelle

Sandy said...

Wow Dawn. I haven't been here in ages (0r hardly anywhere else either)... These are fabulous photos.

Kelly said...

Wow..........no words. Too cool...

Tina said...

Surreal is the perfect word..some of your photos look like Dali painted them!! where's that melting clock??
Awesome shots!

dAwN said...

beachgrl
Sicksta...i know u love to be in your home...but you would love it here!

Gaelyn
howdee..yeah i agree with the rotten egg smell. We bathed in hotsprings near mammoth..awesome...they flowed into a cold river..both waters mix.you can choose different temps depending upon where u bathe.

Tink
Glad u like jeffys pics on the hot springs..you and joe would love it here.

Jayne
Thanks Jayne...i love taking you along! The colors are incredible!

Chris Petrak
hee hee..i think some of those artists were just crazy...but certainly it is a bizarre environment.

forestal
thanks Dan..

Steve B
This doesn't seem like our planet..i think this is another mentioned:)

NCmountainwoman
Awesome sight..very wierd..

Larry
yes...we were on another planet..and it was hot hot hot...ole ole...thanks for the music!

Rambling Woods
I was looking for some dinos...never did appear..

Sandy
Howdee...I know..i have had just enough time to blog..go on twitter and facebook a bit...but I am sooooooooooooo behind in blog reading and feeling overwhelmed ...

Kelly
Thanks ..yeah no words necessary

Tina
oh u missed the melting clock? i put one in the hotsprings...and poof it was gone...

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