In Idaho, Plan B turns into a rewarding journey

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In Idaho, Plan B turns into a rewarding journey

A scrumptious spread at Gretchen’s restaurant at Idaho’s famed Sun Valley Resort in Ketchum. Hotel hallways at the resort are lined with black-and-white photos of the rich and famous who’ve stayed here over the years, including the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Marilyn Monroe.
A fragment of lava at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Arco, Idaho. The park’s weird black landscape of cold lava is occasionally punctuated by colorful bursts of vegetation, as seen with the yellow wildflowers in this image.
Visitors at a cave entrance at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Arco, Idaho. The caves are actually tubes created by flowing lava that later cooled.
The lava landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Arco, Idaho. The park offers fields of cold black lava and a 7-mile loop road to a series of viewpoints and walks to see features such as cinder cones and craters. Craters of the Moon has so little light pollution that it was designated a Dark Sky park last year, perfect for seeing stars.
A cave entrance at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Arco, Idaho. The caves are actually tubes created by flowing lava that later cooled. Visitors may enter the caves but they must obtain permits from the park’s visitor center and they’re required to carry a flashlight.
The Watermark Inn, a bed and breakfast in Challis, Idaho. The small town of Challis, population 1,000, is also home to the River of No Return Brewing Co., which serves huckleberry lager.

In Idaho, Plan B turns into a rewarding journey

A scrumptious spread at Gretchen’s restaurant at Idaho’s famed Sun Valley Resort in Ketchum. Hotel hallways at the resort are lined with black-and-white photos of the rich and famous who’ve stayed here over the years, including the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Marilyn Monroe.
A fragment of lava at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Arco, Idaho. The park’s weird black landscape of cold lava is occasionally punctuated by colorful bursts of vegetation, as seen with the yellow wildflowers in this image.
Visitors at a cave entrance at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Arco, Idaho. The caves are actually tubes created by flowing lava that later cooled.
The lava landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Arco, Idaho. The park offers fields of cold black lava and a 7-mile loop road to a series of viewpoints and walks to see features such as cinder cones and craters. Craters of the Moon has so little light pollution that it was designated a Dark Sky park last year, perfect for seeing stars.
A cave entrance at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Arco, Idaho. The caves are actually tubes created by flowing lava that later cooled. Visitors may enter the caves but they must obtain permits from the park’s visitor center and they’re required to carry a flashlight.
The Watermark Inn, a bed and breakfast in Challis, Idaho. The small town of Challis, population 1,000, is also home to the River of No Return Brewing Co., which serves huckleberry lager.
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