POWELL CINDER CONE
Welcome back for another update, one that finishes off what the last one started.
First off, thanks to each and every one of you viewers for bumping this CJ up into the BTT top 20!
evanm: yes that's ploppable water. Most of it is jeronij's transparent ploppable water, some of it is DT's.
spursrule: Thank you!
alex: Thanks, but there are some blemishes there that keep it from being "perfect"
jetty jockey: Those are from the WMP Boardwalk set, by murimk and docrorlach, some of the fine folks from simpeg
soer_ii: Thank you! realism is something I aim for; its always good to hear that I've gotten something right.
NMUSpidey: Thanks! we'll then we'll just stay out here in the sticks for a little bit longer.
escilnavia: Thank you sir, we'll definitely be keeping it up.
1 If you remember last time we left off on the trail heading south from the geyser field. There was a bridge over a drainage washout.
2 When we look up that washout, the tall forest gives way to shorter trees.
3 And the short trees turn to scrub, mixed with yellow flowers.
4 Continuing up the underbrush thins out and purple and white wildflowers take the place of the yellow.
5 Here on the heavily eroded east face of this cinder cone, the underbrush and flowers turn into grass.
6 Until we near the top and return to hillside that is less eroded, where the scrub can take root without gettting washed away.
7 And at the very top of this old eroded cinder cone, a fumarole that occasionally still vents volcanic gasses, powered by the same force as the hot springs and geysers below.
8 The SE side of the cinder cone:
9 The western side, which hasn't eroded much, and so small scrub and trees can grow up farther towards the summit.
10 The north slope, which is eroded similar to the east side.
11 Overview of the cinder cone, looking from NE to SW
12 And finally overview of the whole tile so we can see the hot springs too. Same direction farther zoom.
Thanks again for stopping by folks. I hope you liked this update.