Craters of the Moon could go boom.  It makes a great headline, doesn’t it?  In geologic time the volcano beneath the park frequently spouts off.  We’re closer on average to the next eruption than the last one.  If you’re buying a home in the area avoid the 1,000 year mortgage!

odds are overwhelmingly against another magma belch, at least for several more hundred years

A British newspaper, the Express offered the headline “Volcano eruption WARNING:  This US volcano will ‘almost certainly’ erupt NEXT in Idaho”.  You can read more by clicking this link.

Once you get past the headline there isn’t much of a story.  Yes, an eruption could happen tomorrow but odds are overwhelmingly against another magma belch, at least for several more hundred years.  And when that happens you (or your descendants) can expect a slow and narrow flow.

It was very hot and the asphalt trail was a little slick.  Aside from an old guy’s fear of slipping and falling I didn’t have any worry.