Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Peaks to Craters

Craters of the Moon – High 64  Low 44

DSCN1424 We have been to Craters of the Moon a couple of times but this was the first time we stayed in the campground. Once again we had no contact with the outside world which is really kind of nice but I did miss my cell phone.

We had a really nice pull thru site but the girls kept dragging in little black pieces of lava rock in their paws.

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During our previous visits we were either rained on or snowed on. This time the skies were overcast but we didn’t get any rain until our last night.

There is a loop drive through the park and we are constantly amazed at the number of people who tear through the park and don’t take the time to enjoy the strange beauty of the landscape. We took our time exploring and pulled over every chance we got to let those folks roar on past.

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These little white flowers grow everywhere and are called Dwarf Buckwheat.

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Lava Cascades

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How about a Halloween Tree?

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We went into Arco and found a laundromat. Desperately needed to get some laundry done. We took Jan’s advise and did NOT eat at Pickle’s Place. We found a deli and had the best sandwiches. They were huge and we had enough for lunch the next day. Jim also ordered an Italian Soda and it was wonderful. I actually helped him finish it and I usually don’t drink anything but water.

If you have never visited this area, you should put it on your bucket list. It really is an volcanic wonderland.

11 comments:

  1. I would love to visit there, have heard so much about it. But why do people bother going anywhere and then drive like their going to a fire, just don't get that.

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  2. We were planning to stop there during our recent trip but decided to shorten the trip a few days and so we by-passes it.

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  3. We stopped to see the craters on our way to Yellowstone. Looked at the campground. It will be a little like camping on the moon only with air:)

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  4. Did you see the submarine in Arco?

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  5. Very interestiing place ,on our baket list...

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  6. I love the Halloween Tree!
    You are right about people just flying through such beautiful country.

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  7. I am so happy for you guys. It must be nice to travel and see all these places.
    Halloween tree is kind of cute.
    Take care of yourselves.

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  8. The first time I went to Craters I first got a campsite - the best in the campground, I thought. But the wind was blowing so hard I couldn't get my tent up, In frustration I packed everything in the car and left! Fortunately for me, subsequent visits have gone very well.

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  9. I read these out of order and was wondering what happened to your craters of the moon post. I agree, it really is a fantastic place. All they need is cell phone service. ;-D

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  10. I read these out of order and was wondering what happened to your craters of the moon post. I agree, it really is a fantastic place. All they need is cell phone service. ;-D

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  11. Never been there but it is on the list. Thanks for the visit.

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