Friday, July 18, 2008

Sulphur Works

Pictures taken July 18, 2008.
Sulpher Works, Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA


Sulphur Works is dynamic geothermal area. Magma deep below the surface is heating surrounding rocks and water. Steam, gasses and water finds their way to the surface through cracks in the crust and form features like this boiling pot of water. As the water table lowers throughout the summer, boiling water change into mudpot or dry up. As conditions change, features shift thus making this area dynamic and unpredictable.

Sulphur Works also known as "Supan's Springs"

Time to go!
Next stop Bumpass Hell.

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