United States
Butte County

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  • Day27

    Hot stuff.

    August 22, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 28 °C

    200 miles or so of driving. A supposedly closed stretch of motorway pushed us towards an alternative route which went via the Craters of the Moon National Park. Sounded a suitable stop off - some walks & a markedly different landscape to anything we'd encountered before - volcanic outcrops, craters and lava flows. The initial drive was more interesting than a motorway but in no time at all we were back to long endless plains - as per normal. Approaching the national park we passed through lava fields which uncannily looked like endless piles of black rubble. Hopefully the park would be a little more distinctive than that. Judging by the visitor centre and how busy it was a lot people were expecting the same. The queue to pay was the biggest we've seen so far. Didn't bode well. The first walk - no space at the car park. The second & we were fortunate - the devil's orchard was a series of weird shaped lava outcrops and numerous negative placards about pollution. Might consider getting people out of the cars & instigating a shuttle bus system like every other national park we've been to. Next two car parks were full so no climbs up the cinder cones & the one way system meant a 5 mile round trip to have another go. Certainly was distinctive & striking scenery but the sheer weight of traffic spoiled it somewhat. Still we didn't pay so can't complain too much. Headed off to Idaha Falls & as Liz was heading towards a satisfying doze I was intrigued by a Historic Monument sign - EBR1 - curious - had to investigate which unfortunately meant a u-turn. She awoke to find us heading towards some form of nuclear museum. She wasn't impressed. Even less so when we were stopped by a soldier. Fortunately I wasn't in any more trouble - he was just helping out - they were rammed with all the post eclipse traffic. Anyway we parked up and she tolerated a self guided tour of the first generating nuclear power plant in the world. Hopefully we wouldn't leave glowing...Read more

  • Day17

    Craters Of The Moon - Idaho

    July 5, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 28 °C

    Da wir ja gestern so viel gefahren sind, hat es heute nicht lange bis zu den craters of the moon gedauert.
    Das ist ein Gebiet mit großflächigen erkalteten Lavaströmen. Die vulkanische Aktivität ruht, ist aber nicht erloschen. Der letzte Ausbruch im Craters-of-the-Moon-Gebiet liegt allerdings etwa 2000 Jahre zurück.

    Elliott ist wieder super fit, was uns natürlich sehr freut.
    Die Wege sind ihm allerdings heute alle zu lang und wir sind wirklich nur die kürzesten trails gegangen, aber es war echt so heiß, dass auch wir eher nur den Rundfahrt Trail abfahren wollten als viel zu wandern.
    Außer natürlich bei der unterirdischen Höhle, da war er wieder voll dabei. Das war an der Stelle aber wirklich nur eine Höhle und kein Tunnel wie bei den Ape Caves.
    Die Landschaft war sehr beeindruckend und in so einem Ausmaß habe ich das auch noch nie gesehen.
    Vorgestellt habe ich mir die Lava noch schwärzer und nicht so leicht, wenn man mal ein Stück anhebt. Und wenn man sich das anschaut, sehen die aufgeschobenen Wellen teilweise aus wie verbranntes Holz und so brüchig habe ich es auch nicht erwartet.
    Also, war schon ne tolle Erfahrung, aber jetzt wieder raus aus der 36 Grad Zone und ab in das "Mounti Monster" (Wohnmobil) mit Klimaanlage.
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  • Day9


    June 24, 2015 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 31 °C

    Kampgrounds Of America

  • Day68

    Craters of the Moon, Idaho

    July 30, 2015 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 21 °C

    Spent a day and two nights here. Hiked up the Inferno Cone for spectacular views of the Great Rift, lava plains, Big Cinder Butte, and mountains. Full moon on our second night! Taken with zoom lens, no tripod!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Butte County, مقاطعة بوتي, Бют, বাত্তে কাউন্টি, Comtat de Butte, Condado de Butte, Butte konderria, شهرستان بیوت، آیداهو, Comté de Butte, Butte megye, Բյուտ շրջան, Contea di Butte, ビュート郡, Butte Kūn, Hrabstwo Butte, بوٹ کاؤنٹی، اڈاہو, Comitatul Butte, Бьютт, Округ Бјут, Бютт, بوٹ کاؤنٹی، ایڈاہو, Quận Butte, Condado han Butte, 布尤特縣

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