Craters of the Moon, Idaho

6000 years ago there was some volcanic activity in central Idaho. The earth sent some lava to the top and all sorts of things happened, caves were formed, little volcanoes were made and the earth got all crusty. This turned out to be a pretty good park, not too many people were there, the rangers were helpful, I liked it so much I stayed the night at the campground.

I did a little bit of night hiking which was cool, I was all alone with the volcanoes. Something you probably don't know about me is that I have a big problem with claustrophobia. Hence, most types of spelunking for me is out of the question. I hate this about myself but there is nothing I can do about it. Fortunately, a few of the caves available were the size of Fred Flinstone's church, so I was okay especially since there was a lot of sunlight and openings.


tfg said...

I have intermittent issues with claustrophobia, too.

Anonymous said...

Claustrophobia doesn't bother me as long as I'm not in a dark, enclosed space, (like the inside of my head)


Malnurtured Snay said...

There's something amusing about you being clausterphobic and living in a van. It looks very beautifully crusty down there in Idaho -- up there? -- but maybe you can go someplace with more greenery and plantlife!

Are you planning on going up to Alaska, too?

Cham said...


Idaho is a strange place, it can be crusty, desert, perflect flat, hot, cold and mountainous. I just got out of the Sawtooths which are white with snow, and the Boise National Forest which is very green.

I have no idea whether I will make it to Alaska or not. It all depends on time, money, effort and whether I have a strong urge to attend another Blogtimore Happy Hour, in which case I will be on my way back to harm-charm pronto.