November 6, 2009
The stream picks up the mineral as it seeps through buried layers of limestone, which are comprised of the compressed skeletons of sea creatures that settled on the bottom of ancient seabeds. The travertine gives the water its distinctive clarity and blue green-color.
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Fossil Creek trek in floppity sandals reveals native fish refuge restored to its luminous glory
Pausing on a precarious point of balance in the midst of the swirl of Fossil Creek, I listened for the deeper rush of the waterfall I’d been promised.