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ID | Hike | Winter Day Hiking - Oregon Lava Fields

The Jordan Craters is a fantastic hiking wonderland of mostly smooth lava with amazing examples of vents, bubbles, and waves. The addition of a volcano and cinder cone add to a plethora of opportunities to explore and wander.
Winter hiking is almost always dependent upon weather. We will take this into account as we leave our meet up location at the Chevron near the intersection of Hwy 55 and Hwy 95 just west of Marsing, Idaho. The turn off to Coffee Pot Crater begins just before the tiny cow town of Jordan Valley, Oregon, and we will drive a gravel road to one of our starting points near Blowout Reservoir.
From our starting point we have a few options upon descending onto the lava field. Typically, travelling counter clockwise we will hike the lava until reaching the larger volcano and the surrounding area. Exploration into the crater and vicinity will take us to lunch and beyond. Returning via the southern edges we will explore the incredible geology and topography of the lava field before returning to the vehicle and our drive back.
The group has the ability to change our route and itinerary at any time while hiking. Our hike is not really kid or dog friendly.
It is important to note that Oregon is a recreational cannabis legal state, and I support those who are traveling and want to incorporate this aspect into their trip. Please contact me for legal specifics of the area.

Nearest City: Boise, Idaho
Maximum Participants: 4
Seasonal Availability:
Dry-Season Only
Winter Only
Year-Round
Very Limited
State: Oregon
Start Time: 7:30 am MST
Meet-up Location: Chevron Station, corner of Hwy 55 & Hwy 95, Marsing ID.
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Hard
Extreme
Duration:
1-2 Hours
2-4 Hours
4+ Hours
Minimum age of Participants:
No Children
0-5 Years
6-12 Years
13+ Years
About Me: Long time desert rat, I have spent over 40 years roaming the back country of the canyons and wide open spaces.
Provided Gear: Transportaiont from our meetup point, and extra water will be available.
Required Gear: Cold weather hiking gear; layers, with shells and gloves.
Nice-To-Have Gear: Trekking Poles, Camera
Dog Friendly:
Yes
No