Anodyne
Sunday, October 06, 2019
 
A Moving Mystery

(Thanks to author David K. Lynch, whose excellent guidebooks & advice have proved useful on my multiple visits to the Alamo River delta and the Mullet Island geothermal field)

 
"DANGER: Roads may be impassable, fumaroles are boiling hot and dangerous. The fumaroles are 1.3 miles to the north [as the crow flies] and consist of three steaming hot fields of mud pots and mud volcanoes (gryphons and salses, respectively) and several that are still under water (Lynch, Hudnut and Adams 2013). They have been episodically submerged since the Salton Sea formed in 1905. In the 1930s they were popular tourist attractions, but were submerged by the rising sea in the late 1950’s. They were most recently exposed in 2007."

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