Diamond Craters and Round Barn
Next up was an exploration of Oregon’s Diamond Craters, an area that – other than the craters – has more lava flows, cinder cones, and spatter cones. Located in a fairly remote area and not maintained by the Bureau of Land Management which oversees it, the do-it-yourself kind of tour was somewhat challenging to follow, but worth if it you (really) like volcanic stuff.
On my way from Diamond Craters I passed Round Barn, which was a revolutionary structure built in the 1880s for training and keeping working ranch horses in shape during the brutal winters. The 20 foot wide (indoor) paddock circles the barn and stalls, all under the umbrella-shaped trusses.
And with that, I was Idaho bound!