Tale of a whirlpool: this one is part of the post-eruptive draining of a geyser pool extinct now since the spring of 1989. The backcountry geyser has an eruptive phase that was reminiscent of the monotonous "chuuh-chuuh" of a primate engine. When the geyser went quiet it drained back down the pipe from whence it had come. The geyser existed near the bottom of a large timbered hill that was hot burned during the fires of 1988. In the spring, when the winter snow melted and the summer rains came sand and gravel washed down from the burn and smothered the geyser. Subsequently, it re-emerged nearby but in a new incarnation devoid of several of its' predecessor's fascinations.