Bubbling Mudpots

Mud Pots - Yellowstone NP

The more popular geysers often overshadow the mudpots but be aware that when you are near mud pots you are close to one of the major vents from which lava flowed through Yellowstone's caldera. Sometimes you can smell the distinctive sulfur of the mud pots from the hydrogen sulfide gas!

An area of colorful, hot mud springs is located along a one mile loop trail east of the park’s Grand Loop road, about two and a half miles south of Norris Junction

According to park information, this area was closed for part of the summer of 2008 when a woman was injured after a path collapsed. The area she was walking on was previously unknown to be vulnerable to underground thermal activity. Walkways have been inspected and new boardwalks built.


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lcarreau - May 29, 2009 11:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Hmmmm ...

Interesting! Looks like somebody drew a face
in the mud?

Do they let people play in this mud ? (Kidding!)

When my wife and I visited Mount Saint
Helens (volcano) in 2003, we came across
some artisans (pottery folks) who were
involved in the business of creating
(and selling) glass objects and pots made
from the ashes of Mount Saint Helens.

What that's got to do with the price of tea
in China, I don't know, but I think my
wife's in for a pleasant surprise, the next
time we journey up to Yellowstone.

That is, if we make it up there before the
entire place erupts into a freakin cloud
of superheated gas and smoke! !!

Nice collection of photos, Kathy !!!


silversummit - May 30, 2009 9:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Hmmmm ...

It is a fascinating place and I highly recommend a visit before it blows since it is long overdue.

Thanks for looking!

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