Roadtreking: Jim versus the volcano

WASHINGTON — Have you seen the comedy movie, Joe Versus the Volcano, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? It’s a movie about this guy named Joe, that for reasons I’m not going to get into, decided to jump into an active volcano. I found myself thinking about that movie as I stood atop a volcano near Grants, New Mexico.

If you have driven I-40 by Grants, New Mexico, there is a patch of black broken up rock that looks a lot like a lava field. Guess what? It’s a lava field! I’ve driven by it dozens of times over the years before finally getting curious enough to check it out.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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