Jordan Craters Christmas

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December 23, 2012

While my brother Jesse and Jessica’s sister Amanda are visiting for Christmas, the boys go for some adventure in snow on lava.

Christmas Eve eve

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Christmas Eve eve
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While the ladies did some shopping and visiting over the Christmas holiday, my brother Jesse and I took the boys for some adventure in the Oregon desert.

Fresh snow on Jordan Craters Road

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Fresh snow on Jordan Craters Road
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It looked like we would be the only ones at Jordan Craters today.

Making tracks

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Making tracks
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Good ride

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Good ride
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Young volcano

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Young volcano
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We tried to drive up the cone but the Jeep wouldn’t make it. The kids enjoyed the attempt.

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Powdered sugar

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Powdered sugar
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Bitter wind

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Bitter wind
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It wasn’t too cold but the wind was unrelenting. It was good that we’d stopped to buy all the kids new gloves and hats.

Bundle up

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Bundle up
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Watch your step

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Watch your step
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The miles of broken lava can be hazardous enough without snow to hide the dangers. We cautioned the boys against running aimlessly.

Fearless Jaxon kept us on alert

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Fearless Jaxon kept us on alert
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Carefully looking into the big crater

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Carefully looking into the big crater
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Cold edge of a crater

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Cold edge of a crater
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The latest flow

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The latest flow
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Crème brûlée

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Crème brûlée
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The boys were excited to find their first collapsed lava tube.

Lava bubble

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Lava bubble
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Tumbling down

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Tumbling down
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We expected him to slide down but instead he sent himself tumbling.

Jesse's boys

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Jesse’s boys
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The slide

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The slide
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A required path when visiting Coffeepot Crater.

Find Jaxon

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Find Jaxon
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Single file

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Single file
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Cold feet

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Cold feet
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Troll under the bridge

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Get back from the edge

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Get back from the edge
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It would be a several story fall.

Coffeepot slide

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Coffeepot slide
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Coffeepot crater under snow

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Coffeepot crater under snow
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Break time

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Break time
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Eating snow

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Eating snow
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Heading home

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Heading home
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Snow on the Oregon Desert

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Snow on the Oregon Desert
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Back in Idaho, for now

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Back in Idaho, for now
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