Monday, September 16, 2013

Craters of the Moon and Internet Again

Twin Falls, ID  High 86  Low 65

We have been camped on BLM land in Idaho and have not had internet or cell service for a couple of days.

First I would like to address a couple of comments on my previous blog. The Eagle picture – that is one of the sculptures at the Sacajawea Center. Don’t I just wish I could claim a picture of a real Eagle like that.

P1060626Yes Judy and Jan, we were camped at the Mountain View RV Park which is near Number Hill in Arco. The graduating classes hike up the mountain and paint their year on the face. Jan, they close the café at the campground after Labor Day so no free breakfast for us.

Big Dude said that the road from Salmon to Challis looked gnarly (love that word). And it was, kind of. We drove 45 mph most of the way. Great fuel mileage. The scenery is so spectacular (at least for the passengers) that I would definitely drive through there again (or Jim would drive and I would enjoy).

We went to Craters of the Moon the middle of June 2012 and it snowed on us. It was so cold and miserable. We thought we’d go ahead and take Sidney out to see this incredible area.

P1060617Well, I give up. Mother Nature does not want us to enjoy Craters so we won’t. We got to the first pullout area which has a trail that is probably about a 15 minute saunter. We started down the trail and I commented to Jim how warm the sun felt. We got about 2/3 of the way around the trail and the skies opened up. We did not see the storm coming. We got back to the truck before we got too soaked, others weren’t so lucky. And then it rained and rained so we just gave up and left.

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20 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear it rained on your parade. Are you getting the heavy rain like they are getting up in Colorado? Sure hope not.

    Have fun.

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  2. Well, you guys have surely been on the move. Too bad about the rain, but it made for a great photograph.

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  3. That is bad luck, we enjoyed our visit about this time of year, a few years back.

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  4. Hi Sandie, Mother Nature is not always nice to us when we travel either. In 2011, we visited the Arches --and it was about 100 degrees and pretty darn miserable. After leaving there, we drove to the Rocky Mtn. National Park ---and guess what we saw there????? SNOW---lots of it... Amazing how different a couple of days can makes!!!!! ha

    Have fun.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. I stayed there in August, and got two free breakfasts because there's only one of me, and they give two tickets to every rig. :)

    I stayed there a week, and had wonderful weather to enjoy the surrounding area. So sorry you haven't had such luck.

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  6. You really would have enjoyed the breakfast.

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  7. You really would have enjoyed the breakfast.

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  8. Love the impending storm photograph ... colors are great!

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  9. I personally have always had perfect weather at Craters of the Moon. LOL

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  10. Well you got a great picture of a stormy sky out of it!

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  11. Oh, bummer, too bad it rained on you.

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  12. Sorry about that rain storm!! On the upside...wonderful picture!!

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  13. Oh bummer! The pics are beautiful though.

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  14. WE haven't been there...too bad about the weather.

    I am trying to catch up...about Seaman...there is a new book( or at least I just heard about it) about the Lewis and Clark expedition written as if it was thru Seaman's eyes. I hope to read it when we get settled in for our winter stay.

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  15. It seems everyone is getting quite a bit of rain lately. That's not a good thing if you want to spend much time outside.

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  16. Too bad about the weather, one thing you cannot control, at least you got to see a tiny bit.

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  17. I'm sure getting a little wet is a small price to pay for the great hike. Photo's are great.

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  18. You have ben giving us a lot of things to add to our list. Noticed the cafe has sweet potato hot cakes sovwe must go there in June, July or August.

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