All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<b>Hot Creek Geyser</b>
Hot Creek Geyser
Water from snowmelt in the Sierra Mountains seeps into the ground in the valley to the east. When the water comes in contact with hot rock deep below, it is heated and rises to the surface as a geyser. the water bubbles and sputters. Signs warn visitors to stay away from the creek because people have been scalded and died when swimming.