A couple weeks ago, we went up to Thermopolis, Wyoming, a little over two hours away. (yet the first sizable town in that direction!)
We had gone to see friends, and on our way out, we stopped at the famous Mineral Hot Springs for which Thermopolis takes its name.
Here are the pictures of just the hot spring itself.
The "gunge" around the edge of the pool is mineral deposit, though it's almost hard to believe when you first look at it (even in person.)
It's deceptively deep, though you wouldn't want to go it, the water is scaldingly hot as it comes out of the earth.
Even if you could touch it here, you wouldn't want to go in - the whole pool stinks of sulfur. Rotten egg smell, but worse! The steam seems to be the worst.
Finally, you get an idea of how small it really is - maybe 10-15 feet across at its widest, yet the mineral waters have been associated with miraculous cures over the ages - once it's far enough away from the source to not harm you!
There is a bath house there which is free to the public - a stipulation of the tribe that gave management of the spring over to the state parks.
Next time, we'll continue the tour of the park around the hot spring.
Photos taken by myself in May 2019 with my Pentax K30.
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