August 29, 2017
Whew, it was very warm last night. This black lava rock really absorbs the heat during the day and then releases it at night. It only cooled down to about 75° inside, that’s warm! The lava rock also emits a strong sulphur smell.
There are quite a few trails along the park road that I didn’t hike yesterday. So I set out this morning to hike those. The temps have been in the high 80s/low 90s. Hot, but not unbearable.
I love the iridescent blue lava which is called Blue Dragon.
I have enjoyed my two day visit to this National Monument. Tomorrow I’ll break camp and move on.