Our timing was perfect as we arrived just as the eclipse reached its peak....the picture above is the eclipse viewed through the "sun scope', which protects your eyes. The picture below is pretty cool......I took a picture of the sun with my phone camera, and was surprised to see afterwards that the lense had captured the eclipse.....see the red spot just below the sun with the eclipse in it....I don't know how this happened, but ended up being a very cool picture totally by accident. I was just taking the picture as a contrast to the "sun scope" picture!
One of the hikes we took on Sunday was to see the "tree molds". The hike was 2 miles round trip, and the picture below is of a mold made of a fallen tree when the lava was flowing a couple hundred thousand years ago!
There was one hike we wanted to take after our bike tour on Sunday, and we headed out on foot from our camp site tohike the "North Crater" trail. It was 1.8 miles long, and turned out to be quite challenging.
This tree obviously grew up and died since the lava field was active....completely bleached white.....not my wife, but the tree....haha!
This is a picture of one section of the trail viewed from across a lava field that we had to cross about half way through the hike. Elaine did great on the hike in spite of the fact we ended up doing it during the heat of the day. We got back to the coach around 3pm, and quickly took showers to wash the trail grime off our bodies, then headed outside for happy hour again. Around 9pm the wind came up and rocked the coach on and off all night. It appeared that the wind preceded a front moving into the area.
Well, that was another 3 days in the life.....we loved our three days at Craters of the Moon, and highly recommend it.......thanks for stopping by!