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Leather Pool

Brown bacteria rings the deep blue waters of Leather Pool.

Leather Pool underwent dramatic changes after the Hebgen lake earthquake of 1959. Prior to the earthquake, it was a warm (143 F/62 C) pool that supported leather-like brown bacteria. After the earthquake, water temperatures rose to boiling and killed the microorganisms. Since that time, Leather Pool has cooled and once again supports the brown bacteria.

Fountain Paint Pot Nature Trail Tour

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