Hudspeth s Cutoff (04/09/2002) US 30 crosses Fish Creek Pass a little bit north of the Hudspeth cutoff. This cutoff became the main route for the Oregon Trail. Weary travellers would stop for a soak at Lava Hot Springs.
Lava at Dusk (04/09/2002) The picture is blurred. I loved the color of blue in the sky.
Lava Hot Springs is a resort community in Southern Idaho. It is situated on the Portneuf river between the ancient lava flows of the Snake River Basin and Yellowstone.
Lava Hot Springs first came to the world's attention when Benion Hudspeth chose to cross the Caribou mountains near Fish Creek Summit (on US 30). This became the favorite route for the 49er gold rushers in their pursuit of their California treasures.
Many weary travelers stopped at the Springs before continue their journey westward.