[Sept-Oct 2019 Travelogue]
It is raining. We select our stop for the night because it will be easy. It is Craters of the Moon National Monument in southern Idaho. Astronauts train here, but the park was established in 1924, so that is not likely the origin of its name. It is huge, this national monument of lava, covering about 110,000 sq miles. When we are within range, Alex begins singing Hot Lava. He is the best DJ in the land. Hot lava!
|Snow-topped cone in the distance
|Our site is #42 seen in first photo.
Elevation changes make every site private.
And the downhill ride back to the campground is exhilarating. On fat tire bikes riding with arms extended like wings it feels like flying.