What are Choke Cones you might ask?
This “choked” cone resulted from the accumulation
of iron oxide or hydroxide around the rim of a pool.
As the rim grew, the pool deepened. The increased
pressure of water in the pool became greater than the
force of water in the spring causing the spring to
seek a new outlet. When this happened, the pot
eventually dried up, forming a “choked” cone.The Kootenay Choke Cones appear to be of little or no interest to anybody
as I could find no images and little information about them on the net.
We, ourselves, marched blithely past them like cityslicker robots
without taking a photo.
The image above is stolen off the wonderful Google Maps.
So I hope I’m not boring everybody to death with this stuff.
just in case you ARE interested at all …
check this out.
Just click on the link below.
Voila! – the entire virtual Kootenay Paint Pots Hike !!!!
And you can do it must faster than we did.
At the Pots
3 thoughts on “The Ochre Trail … The Choke Cones”
There’s quite a few of these Virtual Hikes on Google Maps GP. And other wonders. It’s a resource I’ve used quite a bit and it might be handy for you as well???
I learn something new every day! Thanks.
I’m wondering if other Bloggers can’t also use those Virtual Tours. I know they’ve been around for a while, but I just stumbled on this.