Well, it seemed like we were on another planet. Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is appropriately named, that’s for sure! The park consists of unusual terrain that features a very nice campground, volcanic cinder cones, lava tubes, 500+ caves, great ranger led hikes, examples of lava types and on-going science research. That’s me popping up out of a lava tube.
After our visits to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, we thought Craters of the Moon might be a let down, but it wasn’t!
The Grand Teton National Park has a striking landscape with its magnificent mountain peaks rising from the sage valley. That mountain range is beautiful anytime of the day, regardless if the weather is sunny or cloudy. The Grand Teton National Park was established on February 26, 1929 and Grand Teton is the tallest mountain in the range.
The day after our eclipse trip to Rigby, Idaho ended, the four of us (Phil, Carol, Jim and I) departed for Yellowstone National Park. We stayed there six nights, giving us five full days to sightsee. Though it had been 10 years since Jim and I were last in Yellowstone with Felicia, it looked the same except that there were a ton more visitors. It was good to be back since Yellowstone is a unique place with all of its plentiful wildlife and geothermal attractions.