Saturday, March 22, 2014

Geo 730: March 22, Day 446: Old Perpetual... Not

Three years ago, I posted a piece titled "Oregon's Geyser Geysing Again," then (presciently, in retrospect) followed with the first line, "...though maybe not for long." "Old Perpetual" was the initial impetus for this whole trip, and when we arrived, it was no longer active. Hunter Hot Springs is still a point of interest, but it was rather disappointing that the star of the stage was a no-show. On the other hand, it was a good excuse to go see some of the great geology in Oregon's southeast quadrant, an area that very few ever bother to explore, to their loss. See this post for just a few of the features in the area, some of which we visited, and others which we didn't get to. In the FlashEarth view, the mouth of the geyser is the small white dot in the upper left (northwest) of the northern pool.

Photo unmodified. August 19, 2011. FlashEarth Location.


Lyle said...

Just a nit:
Did you mean southeast OR? Lakeview is sort of in the east west center of the state but the description would apply more to the southeast than southwest of the state.

Lockwood said...

Yep... thanks for the catch. I'll correct that.