|Above, The Beast at the viewing area. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Photos by Armand Vaquer
After a full night's rest (I went to bed at 9:00), I feel much more refreshed after that marathon four and a half hour drive back to Lava Hot Springs from Roberts, Idaho. That traffic jam had to have to set some sort of record for the state of Idaho.
Was there a million people on the road? Two million? More?
So far, I have not seen any numbers on the total amount of cars that invaded Idaho. Zombie apocalypse, indeed!
IDAHO FALLS — Travelers leaving east Idaho following the total solar eclipse Monday were dealing with major traffic backups more than eight hours after the spectacular event ended.
The Idaho Department of Transportation reports delays in the southbound lanes of I-15 between Idaho Falls and Pocatello. Earlier back-ups along U.S. Highway 20 from Rexburg to Idaho Falls seemed to have cleared Monday evening.
Traffic has been bumper to bumper along this particular section of I-15 since around noon. Some EastIdahoNews.com users said that it took over three hours to get from Idaho Falls to Blackfoot.To read more, go here.
Still, the experience was worth it and here's some more eclipse photos:
After Totality ("diamond ring" effect):
In The Moon's Shadow (During Totality: