Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

We visited national park #42, Hawai'i Volcanoes on the big island.
The park is the site of two of the world's most active volcanoes, Mauna Loa & Kilauea
This is Kilauea which has been erupting since 1983.  
Hot steam & gases are escaping from the caldera which is an amazing sight after dark.

There are places where the lava has erupted and crossed roads as recently as 2014.

There are cracks in the earth from earthquakes.

And you can walk in caves created by hot lava flows called lava tubes.
It's an other worldly place that you have to see to believe.

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