Craters of the Moon

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Last week, we spent a good few days exploring Southern Idaho. Namely, the Snake River Plains and Sun Valley in the Pioneer Mountains. We ventured out to places we haven’t seen before. One of these places, which I haven’t been to since I was really little, was Craters of the Moon. It’s a bizarre area in the middle of Southern Idaho filled volcanic rock and old lava flows. Additionally, there are many caves to explore. We ventured into a few, and had a good time.

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We even climbed up this little volcano called Inferno Cone. It was a 0.2 mile hike one way. (Tough, right?) but it let me add another peak to my PeakBagger ascent list!

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Kiana thought it would be a good idea to run up the hill.

We went into a few caves. Sadly, we forgot or cool headlamp at home, so we were stuck using our LED lights on our phones. The coolest cave, Indian Tunnel, had high 50 foot ceiling and holes in the roof to act as skylights.

Inside Indian Tunnel

Crater’s of the Moon is a great place to stop for a couple of hours. I wouldn’t necessarily say it was a destination park like Yellowstone. However, it is cool to know what kind of crazy stuff exits right in our backyard.

Oh, and check out Kiana’s post on Craters of the Moon on Two Pepers.

 

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