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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Craters of the Moon



On the way to camp, we stopped at Craters of the Moon.  There we went on a long walk and saw craters with steam coming out of them.  It smelled like rotten eggs because of the sulfur in the ground.  The craters are called steam vents.  I could feel the warm steam and it was kind of in my way.  The steam vents are constantly shifting, collapsing and reforming.  The steam vents at Craters of the Moon are a result of a geothermal power station being built.  The plant reduced the pressure in the ground so the hot water turned into steam.  There are some bubbling thermal mud pools.  Plants not normally native to the area are there because they thrive in the hot and harmful environment.  It was fun to see it because you could see from above the steam vents closer to the path and see that the steam made a hole in the ground.
-Maddie

3 comments:

  1. your so cute who it that??????awwwwwwww so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!maddie looks good
    monique
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  2. So interesting! You gave a good description.

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