Thermopolis Mineral Hot Springs 2019, part 2 - Wondrous Wyoming

Last time, I showed you the famous mineral hot spring in Thermopolis, Wyoming.

After leaving the extremely smelly hot spring (yes, it really is that bad!), I walked down the path along where (some of) the water flows after leaving the hot spring.


The smell was still very noticeable, but nowhere near as overpowering as it was at the spring itself. But look at the color now. Rather than that deep green, it's gone blue, almost like the blue of an indoor chlorinated swimming pool. I think it's rather pretty.


I didn't get my hands close enough to see whether it's still too hot to touch, but given the steam, I'm not inclined to try it.


It looks rather soft, doesn't it? However, given how mineralized the "slimy-looking" edges really are, I suspect those feathery-looking bits here would actually be rather hard and sharp. Not as inviting as it first appears!


In case you can't read the writing here, it says: World's Largest Mineral Hot Spring.
In the foreground is an old bed of a hot spring. It's a poignant reminder of the fact that this area is still geologically active. The hot spot moves slightly and the old springs clog up with mineral deposits.


Photos taken by myself in May 2019 with my Pentax K30.
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