Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (Part II)

As mentioned in my last post, there are so many interesting areas (trails, lookouts, etc.) within the Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. We started off our day at the park with the Kilauea Iki Trail hike, and then hopped on over to check out the Thurston Lava Tube.

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I know what you’re thinking. Lava tube? That sounds kind of scary. However, the inside was actually pretty neat. I sadly didn’t get any photos while we were inside (it was too dark) so you’ll all have to visit and see for yourselves! Or do a Google search. Because we all know you can find anything on Google. Here’s the entrance to the lava tube:

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After a quick stop at the lava tube, we headed over to the Jaggar Museum to kill time before our last stop, the Halema’uma’u Crater (the viewing area is right outside the museum). It was still late afternoon when we arrived, but the best time to view the active crater is once the sun goes down.

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Such terrible photo quality – but it was quite stunning! How often do you get to see an active caldera, right?

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