Travel: Aloha Hawai’i

A little story about our 1 week vacation in Hawai’i:

I really wanted to see active lava and that’s possible on two spots in Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. The easy spot is to park at the Jaggar Museum and watch the lava at sunset in the Halema’uma’u crater. For the other spot a bigger effort is required, and a bigger reward received… On our first attempt the trail was closed due to the toxic smoke. The next afternoon we were more lucky, and it even stopped raining the minute we started our hike.

Here’s our lava flow story:
To see an active lava tube ending in the ocean we have to hike 4,5 mile/7k one way through a lava field erupted in 1983. It’s black everywhere…

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People claim their land back and build ocean-view cabins…

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And they invite visitors to enjoy the energy on a lava field…

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You see a curtain of smoke at sunset getting bigger towards the ocean where the active lava leaves its tube…

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After the 90 minute intense hike we’re rewarded with a wonder of nature…

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Yeah, I was really there…
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And then I discover a dragon in the smoke, a symbol of happINEss and my Chinese zodiac…

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Mahola Pele, sacred goddess of fire, we’ve received enough energy to hike the 7k back in the dark!

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