Hardy backpackers of the Great Rift Expedition make their way up Blacktail Butte in the heart of the wilderness in Craters of the Moon National Monument.
Hardy backpackers of the Great Rift Expedition make their way up Blacktail Butte in the heart of the wilderness in Craters of the Moon National Monument. Dan Buckley / National Park Service
Hardy backpackers of the Great Rift Expedition make their way up Blacktail Butte in the heart of the wilderness in Craters of the Moon National Monument. Dan Buckley / National Park Service
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February 07, 2017 5:44 PM

Gov. Otter says he supports national park status for Craters of the Moon Monument

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."

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