Valley of Fires – Apr 26, Part 2

After warming up, we headed to Valley of Fires National Recreation Area. The Valley of Fires is a lava bed about 44 miles long and a couple of miles wide is covered by lava from a series of volcanic eruptions or fissures in the ground. This happened about 1500 to 2000 years ago, making it a relatively recent event. 
The visitor center and associated campgrounds and such are on an island of ground that the lava flowed around. 
We took the Nature Trail around the lava field. 

It was very cold, windy and occasionally rainy. We toured the area a lot faster than we would have otherwise.

We had also visited Craters of the Moon National Park within the last couple of years, so it wasn’t quite as novel an experience as it might have been.

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