Gone to See America August 2010 Road Trip. Day 2: Crystal Geyser near Green River, Utah.
I returned to Crystal Geyser in the morning since I didn’t see it erupt the previous evening. The interesting thing about Crystal Geyser is that it is a cold geyser, powered by carbon dioxide. I did see a minor eruption, then hit the road for Great Basin National Park in Utah. For a bigger eruption check out 11-May-2009.
Gone to See America August 2010 Road Trip. Day 1: Crystal Geyser in Green River, Utah.
Travertine Deposit at Crystal Geyser outside Green River, Utah. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). Crystal Geyser is unique in that it is cold and driven by carbon dioxide. Unfortunately, it didn’t erupt during this visit.
Gone to See America 2013. On the Road: Green River to Sedona.
Early DIY Car Cam time-lapse video. Driving from Green River to Sedona. Eight hours travel time compressed to two minutes 44 seconds. Images captured with a Nikon One V2 camera and 10 mm f/2.8 lens mounted on a tripod sitting in my passenger seat. The 3934 images were processed with Photoshop CC and exported into a 720p 24p time-lapse video. Fast-forward to today, and I am about to mount a Garmin VIRB camera on my dashboard so I can do 360 degree time-lapse videos on future road trips.
Gone to See America 2013. Crystal Geyser near Green River, Utah.
While driving from Colorado to New Mexico, I made a stop in Green River, Utah. I wanted to spend a day visiting the Crystal Geyser. This is a unique cold geyser powered by underground carbon dioxide and not underground geothermal heat. I saw Crystal Geyser erupt twice before in 2009, and 2010 and hoped to see it erupt again. Unfortunately, the eruptions were on this day were very small. Just slight increases in the flow of water coming out of the ground. I spent most of the day at the site just waiting. I set up three cameras to record any action. One camera (Nikon N1V1) was in the car, and the other two closer to the eruption site (a steel tube sticking out of a hole in the ground. I also took images of the rust-stained Travertine that formed from water released from the geyser.
Individual images from the slide show can be viewed here.
Gone to See America August 2010 Road Trip. Day 2: Green River, Utah to Great Basin National Park, Nevada.
I went back to Crystal Geyser in the morning since I didn’t see it erupt the previous evening. The interesting thing about Crystal Geyser is that it is a cold geyser, powered by carbon dioxide. I did see a minor eruption, then hit the road for Great Basin National Park in Utah. I arrived at the Lehman Caves visitor center just in time for the final tour of the day.
Click on the above image to access the individual images from the slideshow in my Photoshelter Gallery.