June 4, 2004 - Craters of the Moon National Monument

Craters of the Moon is a very interesting place:

The lava looks like Hawaii, but the plants are wrong:

The lava is old enough plants have established themselves:

Interesting rock colors:

Only a few days a year do the monkey flowers bloom here and we came during those days.  We felt so lucky.  Here are what they look like:

The weather was scary but we didn't have a problem except in the car:

Close ups of the monkey flowers:

People climbing the cinder cone, that is the specks at the top:

We went into one of the lava caves:

Craters of the Moon was fun.

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