Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hells Half Acre Trail, Atomic Museum and Post-War Testing

We took some unplanned stops on our way to Craters of the Moon National Monument. The first one was at a rest area on Highway 15 between Shelly and Blackfoot. The landscape changed abruptly and we could see people on a walking trail so we stopped to see what it was about. There were also geocaches there. This was Hell's Half Acre Trail.




INL (Idaho National Laboratory) is an industrial and research complex in the area where there were post-war tests done. On Highway 26 there is an EBR-1 Atomic Museum, only open in the summer though. A little ways past there is a Big Lost River rest area with information boards about the testing. It was really interesting. There were geocaches there also.


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