Taking 58 south down towards route 66 to hike up to the Amboy crater. Take off ended up being at 11am rather then the 10am that was planned. The drive was stress free with only one incident with the trucks brake light coming on. Come to find out the brakes were leaking fluid.
We arrived at Amboy Crater at 1:30pm. The temperature was at a dry 80° F with a warm breeze. Upon parking we opened the camper ate lunch and put on our hiking boots. Grabbing bottles of water we headed out on the two mile hike to the center of the crater. With it being after one o’clock in the afternoon the sun beating down on us the whole time we were hiking it felt way hotter then it actually was. We had to stop and rest multiple times.
Along the trail to the crater there were small plagues telling about the wildlife in the area. There were also two areas to stop and get out of the sun. If you were to decide to hike to the crater I would recommend bringing a camel back backpackes filled with water instead of bottles of water. This way what needs to be carried is on your back instead of in your hands and you are able to have more water along the trail.
The Amboy Crater is a cindercone Volcano. Here is a link to Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark. This volcano is one of the youngest one here in the US
We arrived at Lone Tree BLM Campground at around 6:00pm. Dinner was grilled chicken breast and Mac and Cheese. The sky was lit up by the stars and amazing to see; although my phones camera did not do a good job (I did not do a great job getting star photos) so I am not going to share them.
I hope you all have a nice week and thank you for reading my bog. The next post is going to be day two of our trip (The London Bridge and grand canyon and one other place.)