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Friday, July 20, 2012

Big Springs Nature Trail

We headed up the Pebble Basin Road north of Lava to look for trilobites.  We had seen some at the Lava Hot Springs Museum last year and wanted to find some of our own.  One of the geologists at Idaho State University said that there are some near the Pebble Basin Campground.  We got to the campground and looked around for a while, but the kids got cranky and needed a diversion. 
 At the back of the non-ATV section of the campground is the Big Springs Nature Trail.  It follows the side of a small creek up to a large spring.  The spring is cold, deep, and blue.  We talked to someone who grew up in the area that said they'd tried putting a 20 foot pole into it and didn't hit the bottom. 
We splashed below the little dam for a while and enjoyed the beautiful day. 
The kids never did let us get back to finding one of those trilobites- by the time they finished playing they were tired and hungry so it was time to call it a day.  If you do happen to know more about fossils in this area, I am definitely interested if you'd like to share!

Nearest City: Bancroft, ID
Location: N° W°
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Kid Friendly: Yes
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1 comment:

  1. The spring is beautiful!! Too bad the kids wouldn't let you find the fossils, maybe next time right? ;)