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mud pot

[′məd ‚pät]
(geology)
A type of hot spring which contains boiling mud, typically sulfurous and often multicolored; tends to be associated with geysers and other hot springs in volcanic zones. Also known as painted pot; sulfur-mud pool.
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Jackson is a good staging post for National visits to Yellowstone Park and its l0,000-plus geysers, hot pools and mudpots.
Working with William Henry Jackson, the expedition photographer, Moran completed numerous watercolor sketches of Yellowstone's hot springs, mudpots, geysers, and waterfalls.
1) That expedition, however, resolved the doubts: Yes, the storied geysers, hot springs, steaming mudpots, river falls, canyons, lakes, and bountiful wildlife, were real, all real.
They're called extremeophiles, named for their ability to thrive in the most inhospitable environments on Earth--environments that remain intact in Yellowstone in the form of steaming geysers, bubbling mudpots, and scalding thermal pools.
A bike trip led by Western Spirit Cycling covers 30 to 50 miles per day, a surprisingly doable distance when you stop often for bubbling mudpots, sulfuric geysers, and cascading falls.