Monday, September 12, 2016

Storm Approaching the Craters of the Moon

Storm Approaching, Craters of the Moon
Carey Kimama Road near Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.  Idaho.  April 22, 2016.
Copyright © 2016 A. F. Litt, All Rights Reserved

Update: June 21, 2016

This photo was taken in the recently expanded territory of the monument.  Little did I know when I took this photo that there was going to be a political storm threatening the park so soon!  Also, this was taken within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) section of the monument I now believe, just not within the National Park Service (NPS) section of the monument.  The preserve is limited to the lava flows, but the monument does include the "parks" between the flows.

Photo of the Day by A. F. Litt: September 12, 2016

I did not get to spend enough time at this monument and I did not get any real trail time in at all.  The day I was planning on hitting the trails started off very wet, so I headed south down to Utah, instead. I hope to spend more time exploring here later this fall or next year.

Reviewing maps today, it actually appears that this was not taken within the Monument and Preserve itself, but a little to the south on BLM land.  Apparently, the boundaries of the park are marked by the lava flows themselves, so if you're not on a flow, you're not in the park proper.

I am not sure which butte that is on the horizon, Broken Top Buttes, probably, or Sand, maybe...

This will be a multiple photo day, I think.  I should be editing video, but I'd like to get some stills out after this unexpected break over the last few weeks.





Geologic Map of the Craters of the Moon 30’ x 60’ Quadrangle, Idaho

National Monuments in Danger

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