Bumpass Hell - Land of Colors

Trail Thoughts and Musings

The trail reaches the bottom of the basin in which Bumpass Hell lies. It is a barren but colorful place. Only specialized plants such as the Bog Kalmia and pink heather can survive. Look for yellow and yellow-orange deposits around the area. The bright, pure yellow deposits are pure sulfur while the yellow-orange are varieties of sulfates. Do not stray from the boardwalks that have been provide. Serious injuries occur every year to visitors who stray off the trails.

Werner Hager at cyberguide@cyberhikes.com
Last updated December 12, 1999.
Copyright 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 by Werner W. Hager and Micromoms. All rights reserved.