[Geysers] Q regarding mud pots at Imperial Geyser

Mike Keller kscope_ynp at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 19 18:26:54 PDT 2010


There have been mudpots to the west/northwest of Imperial's crater for a number 
of years.  I would assume they were there in the 1920's-the area looks like it 
has been there a long time.


From: Bill Johnson <mwjohnson at lanl.gov>
To: Geyser Observation Reports <geysers at lists.wallawalla.edu>
Sent: Tue, October 19, 2010 1:14:21 PM
Subject: [Geysers] Q regarding mud pots at Imperial Geyser

I feel the need to apologize twice for this inquiry.  First, I should have made 
it six weeks ago, when we were at the park and could act on any followup.  
Second, I may be the only person on the mailing list who doesn't already know 
the answer!  But anyway:

When my wife and I hiked out to Imperial Geyser (OK, *New* Imperial Geyser) last 
month, we noticed what looked like the beginnings of a mud pot very near the 
trail on the "upstream" side of the old Imperial crater.  I've never seen 
anything about mud pots at or near Imperial in any of the sources I've consulted 
(certainly not an exhaustive list) and have been wondering whether this is a new 
feature.  Anybody got anything on it?  I can post a not-very-impressive 
photograph if there's interest.

-- Bill J.

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