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    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

July Events

Syringa at Sunset
Syringa at sunset

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News Release Date: July 1, 2014
Contact: Visitor Center staff, 208-527-1335

Daily- Ranger guided Walks and Talks:
Climb a volcano, explore a lava tube or join us for an evening presentation in the campground. Walks and talks and Junior Ranger activities are offered daily throughout the summer. Look for a detailed schedule at:http://www.nps.gov/crmo/planyourvisit/events.htm

Wild Saturdays: Saturdays through August 30
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, rangers at Craters of the Moon are offering special programs to highlight some of the benefits and challenges of the Craters of the Moon Wilderness.
Wilderness walks are limited to 12 participants. Reservations are available by calling 208-527-1335.

July 5 - Tree Molds Adventure
Hike with the park geologist to view the tree molds – the only type of fossil found in the park's lava flows – along with the geology, plants, and wildlife of this little-visited corner of the park.

July 12- Wilderness Risk
Are you ready for the wilderness? Hike with the monument's Chief Ranger to learn about safe planning and Leave No Trace principles when visiting the backcountry.

July 19 - Managing Primitive Areas
Join the Superintendent for a visit to the first wilderness area in the National Park System and learn about the issues and challenges of managing wild areas with modern-day issues.

July 26- Wilderness Risk (See July 12 description)

July 12 - Geology Teacher's Workshop
This workshop will cover a wide range of regional geology, from the volcanic features of Craters of the Moon to past and ongoing geologic processes. Workshop time is split evenly between the classroom and field excursions. College credit is available for teachers seeking continuing education credits. Contact the park Geologist/Education Specialist at 208-527-1331 to register or for more information.

Did You Know?

wilderness

In 1970 Craters of the Moon became one of the first areas in the National Park System to be designated as a federal Wilderness area. Craters of the Moon contains vast areas where visitors have an opportunity to experience the earth as it was. More...