Friday, October 22, 2010

Photo Finish Friday - Lava Beds

Driving from Boise, Idaho to Missoula, Montana, you drive through an enormous lava bed, covering hundreds of miles. The Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve has incredibly interesting and informative displays and pamphlets, and the Bag Lady wishes she had spent more time exploring the park.




Photo Finish Friday is the brainchild of Leah, over at the Goat's Lunch Pail.

14 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

It looks so desolate. Good pics.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, cousin. It is desolate, and goes on for literally miles and miles!

kcinnova said...

The road leading into the distance is a good interpretation of how open and barren-looking that place is. I remember visiting there.

the Bag Lady said...

kcinnova - it just seems to go on and on forever! And there are several mountains in the distance that look like volcanoes that have blown their tops. Rather spooky, actually.

Hilary said...

That does look like a place I'd want to explore.. but yes, "desolate" it the right word for it.

messymimi said...

Wanting to explore it more gives you a good reason to go back someday.

It looks fascinating, and lonely.

Conny said...

Hundreds of miles of lava? Wow! I had no idea what lay between Boise and Missoula. That's cool.

Have a wonderful weekend. Cheers~

the Bag Lady said...

Hilary - it was fascinating to see, and there are lots of different formations, apparently.

messymimi - you have a good point - will put that on the list of things to do in the future!

Conny - it was incredible! And that was only a small portion of what lies between Boise and Missoula!
Hope your weekend is great, too.

solarity said...

It looks fascinating. But what will they call it when we're taking tourist trips to the moon itself? Will they change the name?

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

Mary Anne in Kentucky - good question, but I don't imagine I'll ever know the answer in my lifetime!

Reb said...

I don't know why I didn't see this on Friday, but that is so cool. I believe when I went down to AZ to visit our brother I saw some of that in Montana.

the Bag Lady said...

You very well may have seen some, sis!

CherylK said...

I've never been there but after looking at some of those pictures and slides at the link, I think I should talk old Jack into a trip out that way! Those caves look amazing. Not sure I'd go in very far though :)

the Bag Lady said...

Cheryl - it really is an awesome sight!