Fishing Cone (Portrait, no gallery border)
West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park (USA)
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The lake has been undergoing massive change over the past twenty years, and that change continues today. When you visit here, you will likely see scientists out on the lake in sophisticated test craft, measuring such things as water temperature, gas emissions coming up from the bottom of the lake, and even seismic readings. The bottom of the lake is reportedly heaving up at one end, causing trees that were once thriving on shore to die as the water coverage area takes over their domain.
The lake is a quiet, serene environment for a nice drive or even a place to stay for a few days. Be sure to check out the Lake Hotel at the east end of Yellowstone Lake.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
In the earlier part of the 20th century, this cone had eruptions as high as 40 feet (12 m). As the water level in Yellowstone Lake has increased, the cone is now inundated during the spring and the temperatures in the cone have cooled enough that it no longer erupts and is now considered a hot spring.
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