So to continue on with the other day......we left the state park and after playing at the city park's playground for a while we decided to take one of the dirt roads off I-70 and see where it takes us. The very first exit we come to has a small sign saying Crystal Geyser, so we follow the dirt road out.
About seven miles later we meet up with the Green River, see something, so we stop to check it out.
What is it?
I don't know....let me touch it and find out.
There were no warning signs so we just hoped it was safe. It was.
Then we saw the geyser.
There's a steel pipe installed right at the mouth of the geyser, but I don't know exactly why. We think it's so it helps it shoot straight up in the air when it erupts? We didn't get to see an eruption, but we found out after we got home, and researched it, that it erupts sporadically every 12-16 hrs., lasting up to an hour and shooting up to sixty feet high. We definitely have to try to see one before we leave the area.
I thought that was all there was to see, but then I noticed that it was flowing down to the river.
I had to go get a closer look.
I also learned later that this is a rare geyser, it's cold water powered by carbon dioxide gas, as opposed to hot water from deep below the surface. Basically, the gas builds up...it erupts. So not only does it fart, it's safe to touch, and doesn't stink.
By the time I climbed back in the car, I was surprised to see we had a new driver!
Jake was now behind the wheel and we're heading on a narrow road right along the river.
I got a short clip of him driving, Jonas sums it up nicely at the end:
Next Jonas gets behind the wheel. AFTER we found a nice flat area.
Jonas caught right on, and was cruising along at a good speed.
How ya like driving, dude?
Yeah, he liked it. He ended up driving for a long time, until right after this switchback and our hearts couldn't do it anymore.
We finished up the day back at the playground with Jonas teaching some nice, sweet, innocent, little Mormon boy how to fart with his armpit.