Another easy, paved interpretive trail in Craters of the Moon. You could do this one in conjunction with the similarly named North Crater Trail, but I chose not to. That was the only trail in the park I didn't do. Something to come back for I guess.
"I've driven across deserts, driven by the irony, that only being shackled to the road could ever I be free"
- Frank Turner "The Road"
Land of Potatoes met me with a strong wind of 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph trying to throw a car off the highway and periodic snowstorms. While I was watching a movie about Robert Limbert exploring the lava lands in search of midget grizzly bears in the beginning of 20th century, the snowstorm ended. Using that pause I quickly walked along this interpretive paved trail going along different kinds of lava and one broken volcano.
Got into camp late but had time to do this short hike. Nice way to get aquainted with the dramatic landscape. Great campground with sites in the lava beds, leveled off.
It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
average hiking speed 1.38 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.