Camp Hot Springs

Day 33,  Sunday July 19, 2015
Start Outlet Campsite 8S1, mile  1989.6
End Upper Firehole Campsite 0A2 21-208WT, mile 2005.3

Rain last night means wet grasses and willow bushes means morning wet feet. Fog plays over Shoshone Lake.

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The path climbs through lodgepole pine forest.

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Rejoining Shoshone Lake on its far side, see how clear the water it near the shore.

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We walk along the west beach of the lake.

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Back in the woods, a mama grouse (or whatever) postures while the chicks run for cover.

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At Shoshone Geyser Basin, you can see a series of steam plumes from geysers and hot springs.

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This geyser stays low, but erratic and rapidly changing in height.

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Further in, you can see more steam sources venting.

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A geyser has the classic conical opening.

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After more pine forest, I reach camp, near a smaller series of hot springs with characteristic mineral deposit on the earth.

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I pitch my tent at the very edge of this field, out of sight, and will take care not to sleep-walk.

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

Jim (trail-name Sagebrush) codes audio software for Windows, Linux, Android, and embedded systems. When not working at sagebrush.com, he enjoys backpacking, which this blog is about.

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