Next to the Kilueau Caldera is Kilauea Iki - a smaller crater that gushed in 1959 after a series of earthquakes. The resulting cinder cone was named Pu'u Pua'i (gushing hill).
The flume from the Halema'uma'u-Crater can be seen in the background.
The Kilauea Iki trail descends to the crater floor for a three hour round trip hike. Notice the three hikers in the upper middle of this picture. The crater still emits gases so it is not recommended for those with breathing challenges.
My children opted out of the hike since it was too difficult for me. Instead, we toured other sights around the park. What would you have done - walk across the crater or kept to the comfort of the Jeep? One randomly selected commenter will win a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, March 24, 10 pm in Hawaii.
Kim in Hawaii
March Madness continues here at SOS Aloha! All commenters to my blogs in March will be entered into a special drawing for prizes from RT in Chicago - 3 US, 3 Canadian, and 3 international readers will win a package with books and goodies. Comments can be made at:
- SOS Aloha, sosaloha.blogspot.com
- Aloha On My Mind, alohaonmymind.blogspot.com
- My guest posts at the Reading Reviewer (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) at marygramlich.blogspot.com
I'll post the winners of March Madness on Monday, April 2.