excerpts from my new book NOW AVAILABLE!-
Widow Makers- continued...
..As you move lower though a maze of depressions, as each one becomes wetter then the last, the closer you get to Witch Creek, you will find hot springs with muddy waters and openings of fumaroles expiring superheated steam. A few of the springs are brightly colored red from iron oxides. But, be very careful as you traveling here. Witch Creek is well known for its thin crust formations. It was near here that Truman C Everts, a member of the 1870 Washburn Expedition, badly scalded himself that he spent over a month in the wilderness without his pack horse and supplies. He survived on thistle roots..
...Because of its remote location, if a hiker breaks though here and severely burns himself, it could be life threatening as what occurred to Mr. Everts such a long ago. Every once in awhile someone manages to boils themselves to death!
to be continued...
Yellowstone: the introspective landscape is now available! Click on the book link!