Saturday, May 08, 2010
This fast moving stream flowing from the crater lake and winding through the area looked very hot, I didn't dare touch it. I felt the rocks along the edge and they were very warm.
These sinter terraces were formed by hot geothermal fluids cooling as they flow over the ground.
The air is so clean and as a result the trees are covered with lichen. I have such a fondness for lichen after my years living in Austin, TX.
It was so interesting seeing the variety in shapes and colors.