Although Kilauea is an active volcano, finding easily accessible lava can be a challenge. There are two ways to view lava:
1. Drive outside and around the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to where the lava flow has overrun the highway in South Pahoa Town. The state has created a makeshift viewing platform. Above is what we could see during Spring Break - at that time, the Pu`u `Ō `ō crater was just trickling lava to the right.. The large glow to the left is the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater where the lava is still puddling in its bottom. You can see the glow up close from the Jagger Museum in the park (see this link).
|The trickling lava looks like |
an aerial view of city lights.
|Toni took pictures with her good |
camera for great close ups.
2. Hire a guide and hike across the lava fields park at dusk - you'll come close to the lava flows. Toni and her family ventured out to see the lava live ...
The next morning, Toni and company shared how hot it was, how dark it was, and how tired they were after this six hour round trip. Would you have joined them for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, June 23, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 24.
Kim in Hawaii