Day 13: Mammoth Hot Springs

While Liberty Cap is extinct, the water continues to build up steps of calcium carbonate at Mammoth Hot Springs.

While Liberty Cap is extinct, the water continues to build up steps of calcium carbonate at Mammoth Hot Springs.

Pausing at the Liberty Cap – an extinct hot spring, and I viewed the terraces of calcium carbonite that are slowly being built up like so many white steps by the unceasing flow of hot water. The place stinks of sulphur rotten eggs – as steam blows off the hot springs in this chilling 48 degree weather that is overcast and dreary. In fact in some places during the morning it actually snows – on the day before the start of summer. This is certainly a place of extremes.

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