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SHOSHONE • Here’s a chance to learn about one of the Shoshone area’s less known natural features.

The Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and the Bureau of Land Management’s Shoshone office will host a geological walk at 10 a.m. June 20 at Black Butte Crater north of Shoshone.

“It’s one of those kind of hidden treasures that Lincoln County has,” said Payson Reese, chamber president. “It doesn’t get very much attention. ... A lot of people don’t realize it’s actually there to the west of the ice caves.”

Black Butte Crater looks like just a hill of black rock, but a volcanic crater is still visible inside it.

A BLM geologist will guide participants up to the crater and talk about its formation and history. Expect a walk of about one mile each way.

There is no cost, but participants should preregister with the chamber at 208-886-9811 or 102 South Rail St. E. in Shoshone. Space is limited to 20 people.

Those who register will get instructions on where to meet. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen and a good pair of hiking shoes for the walk, but don’t bring pets.

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