Monday, August 29, 2011

Mammoth Hot Springs (August 13 Part 2)

The first feature in the Mammoth area is the dormant Liberty Cone, a travertine cone thought to be 2500 years old.
Much of the Mammoth lower terraces area is disappointingly dormant and white. It would be great to see the water flowing over the whole area again and come to life.
Where the hot water flows, so does the color on the bacterial mats.
There was a wedding party being photographed at the upper terraces. Definitely an interesting choice for wedding photos.
There is a herd of elk that hangs around the Mammoth Hotel and Albright Visitor Center. Park rangers are always monitoring this area and keeping people back as much as they can.

1 comment:

Barb Vestal said...

Great pics!! Looks like a fun vacation! So glad you got to go!!!