[Geysers] Q regarding mud pots at Imperial Geyser

Ott, Stephen OTTS at byui.edu
Wed Oct 20 07:49:22 PDT 2010

In November of 2007, I was hiking there with a friend who was once a college student in my Chemistry class.  I first noticed the mud pots then.  His name was Grant Petersen, and I unofficially named them "Grant's Mud Pots" (although I know that I really can't do that).  They can be seen on YouTube as Grant's Mud Pots.  I had been to Imperial Geyser in 2003 and not seen any mud pots at that time.

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From: geysers-bounces at lists.wallawalla.edu [mailto:geysers-bounces at lists.wallawalla.edu] On Behalf Of Bill Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 1:14 PM
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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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