Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Yellowstone Park - Mammoth Hot Springs Terrace - Liberty Cap

Liberty Cap is a [now inactive] 37-foot hot spring cone located at the bottom of Lower Terraces, in the northern portion of Mammoth Hot Springs. Liberty Cap was created by a hot spring which remained in one location for a long time, depositing minerals which built the cone. Liberty Cap was thought to resemble caps worn during the French Revolution and that is how it got its name in 1871 from the Hayden Survey party.


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