Sunday, September 10, 2006

Ludo says "Smell Bad!" - Sulfur Springs

Couldn't resist... I had to put up a picture of Ludo from Labyrinth. If you've ever seen the movie you know one of his most memorable sayings was "Smell Bad!" as they journeyed through the Land of Stench.

Well, Sunday, we found the Land of Stench. In the Jemez Mountains is an area called Valles Caldera, and located on the southern side of the Caldera (or crater) is a hot spring rich in sulfur. We discovered this while off-road adventuring in the area - following dirt roads - and BoyHowdy did it smell!

Worse, someone lives there, beside the sulfuric acid pool! John and I both wonder how long you have to live in an area that reeks like rotten eggs before you get used to the smell.

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