The complaint of how the public treats the outdoors, no matter the geyser's
origin, is a valid critique. I think there's a human tendency to want to
break the natural world, or leave an indelible mark upon the immortal rocks. Our
vanity and pride often destroys the object we seek to tie ourselves to...
Don't these people know anything, it isn't rocks that triggered the
reaction, it was Mentos.Sorry, couldn't resist :)
Funny... people are calling this and environmental wonder when it was made by
man. Oh, wait, man is part of the environment? It is all in ones perception of
When I shake up a Coke, then open it right away, it makes a great geyser, but
then it fizzles down. Why does anyone expect this man-made soda fountain to
operate differently? It is little more than a symbolic relic of all things cast
off from unrestrained oil exploration anyway. Might just as well memorialize
exhausted oil dericks or discarded pipelines or tailings piles. Let it die,
clean up the trash, and and go find someplace more interesting.
"This is why we can't have nice things."
I don't doubt that people have thrown stuff in it, Yellowstone has suffered
the same problem. At one time they had to ban washing detergent as people would
take it from the hotels to dump in the geysers hoping to spark a reaction.
Did you read the article? The geyser is man made in the first place. I really
doubt that the indians, except those driving cars ever saw this.
"The only geyser in North America that operates on cold water . . ."
Isn't Soda Springs, Idaho also in North America? They have a WHOLE city
named for the cold water geyser right smack in the middle of town.
People do such ignorant things at times.
Put a fence it to protect it.
How is it that Indians could live with this geyser forever without ruining
it?Little doubt a university engineering dept could design equipment
to repair it.