A lone tree in the middle of the Mammoth hot spring! When the spring erupts, it usually means that all life decays within the boundaries of its flow. Trees absorb the minerals and die a slow death. However, the absorbed minerals usually mean that the trees become rock solid and the trunks stay firm for over a long (realyy long…some maybe 1000s of years) period of time. Increased the saturatio nof the pic for a dramatic sky effect!