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Date: 2013-10-09 06:12
Subject: [photos] Fossilized steam
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Tags:cool, nature, oregon, photos, steampunk
At Crater Lake National Park, there are fossilized steam vents along Castle Creek.

Pretty much what it says on the tin

Fumaroles cut through the ash fall of the Mt. Mazamas eruption

According to the sign, the streambed was buried in several hundred feet of ash and pumice during the Mt. Mazama eruption about 7,700 years ago. Water trapped at the bottom was boiled to steam and forced its way up through the ashfall, leaving behind fumaroles.

So, yeah. Fossilized steam.

Photos © 2013, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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User: joycemocha
Date: 2013-10-09 14:01 (UTC)
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I have some really spooky pictures of the Pinnacles when there's enough of a wind to raise dust and make it look like they're steaming.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2013-10-09 19:59 (UTC)
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I adore Crater Lake. It's got some of the most interesting geology there is outside of Yellowstone.
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