And then entered through the Monument entrance and through the Fee Area. Thankfully I have a National Parks Pass that gets me in with no charge. Otherwise it would be a $9.00 fee. Not expensive but every park or monument you hit up with ding you with charges and that adds up.
First stop is the North Crater Flow Trail.
And I walk the trail.
I love the solidified lava, but wish it was red and still moving. Obviously that would be dangerous but definitely exciting :-)
I get back in the car and head over to Devil's Orchard.
There is plant life at Devil's Orchard. Crazy considering there is very little water.
There is even a bird in the tree. Can you see it?
I like this quote.
I get back in the car and drive by the Cinder Garden.
This is a little scarce on the cinders but I passed a large hill with lots of them. Unfortunately there was no parking. So you will have to live with this image.
And then I move on to the Inferno Cone Overlook.
A nice 0.4 mile uphill walk.
I'm close to the top.
The various views from the top of the Inferno.
A view of the parking lot from up here.
Proof I'm standing on the hill :-) Yes, it could be photo-shopped but it is not. You will have to take my word for it.
I wish I could climb down into them.
But they are fenced in.
And finally, I'm ready to head out to Boise, Idaho.
Expenses: $0.00 (because I had my National Parks Pass)