NANFA-- Sour Lake

Travis Haas (
Sun, 10 Sep 2000 14:40:36 GMT

>The water was so acidic that it burned under my
>fingernails and in a couple of cuts on my hand. The whole bottom of >the
>is peat so I guess this natural but I have never come in contact with
> >natural
>water that actually burned me before.

Ever been to Yellowstone Natn'l Park to see Sour Lake? This geothermally
fed pond is reported to have the acidity of bettery acid (a ph of something
like one). If somebody fell into there, you're toast! I got chills as I
walked by on the boardwalk. Unlike moon's lake, sour lake's only
inhabitants are microscopic. (Or then again maybe its not so unlike moon's
lake; how can fish survive such conditions?)

Travis Haas
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