An easy day today, sliding from Arco over to Hailey, via the back roads of Idaho. Why Hailey? Well, friends there have a spare room, a place to park my rig, and, oh, yes, a hot tub. And a lovely deck where I am typing this entry as the wind shakes the aspen leaves and the birds sing their happiness that the snow is gone and spring is well and truly here.
On the way to Hailey, I stopped for a few hours to check out what has to be the coolest named national monument ever: Craters of the Moon. It’s actually lava beds and volcanic formations but the name alone guaranteed I’d be stopping to check it out.
The NPS has done a great job with several short walks where you can learn more about the particular area you’re in. I really enjoyed learning more about lava flows and cinder cones and think I will start reading geology when I retire so I can understand more about the rocks and natural things I will see in my travels.
To end the day, here’s Bella and the Breeze hanging out in one of the parking lots while I climbed up a cinder cone.
- Miles Driven: 80 (2,900 overall)
- MPG: 16.9 (15.3 overall)
- Side trips: Craters of the Moon National Monument
- States: Idaho