True Legend

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Andres Ruzo grew up with the story of the boiling river as told to him by his grandfather. Later, as a geoscientist, he decided to try and validate the legend. The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon is the story of how, as a man, he proved the legend that captivated him as a boy.
     Posted By: patty - Wed Feb 17, 2016
     Category: Geography and Maps | Science | Books | Myths and Fairytales





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KEWL! NEET!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/17/16 at 10:16 AM
Pre-cooked fish for the lazy angler :lol:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 02/17/16 at 03:38 PM
Yep, just need a net!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/17/16 at 03:40 PM
If you've never visited a geothermal area you're missing out on some of the best the planet has to offer.

Yellowstone is the most accessible, and touristy, but to get a real feel for that site you need to go into the back country thermal basins, usually a few miles away from the trail head. Despite the stories about bears, (and lions and tigers, oh my!) it's relatively safe enough.

In my native state of California, there are Lassen and Shasta in the north with geothermal attractions.
Posted by KDP on 02/17/16 at 05:04 PM
Great story Patty.

Yellowstone has some great, though often very smelly hot water. There are vents all over the place. You see bison collecting near the vents on cold days. Glad they saved that park.
Posted by Harvey on 02/18/16 at 09:13 PM
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