One of the highlights of our trip to Hawaii was visiting Volcanos National Park. The Hawaiian islands were formed by volcanos in the middle of the pacific and those volcanos continue to add land to the islands as we speak. Usually, they are quite tame but sometimes their lava flows can and do change direction. Rarely is this an emergency as visitors usually have several hours to move away from the slow moving lava, but nonetheless it can impact the scenery a good bit.
When we visited the volcanos we were impressed by the trail over the lava rock. We took this photo at the start of the trail just beyond the end of the road. It should be clear why the road has come to an end! We were able to hike out on the lava rock for several kilometers and could actually see it running several feet below where we were standing. We have pictures of molten lava as well but this photo is pretty compelling to us. Later we sat and watched as the lava created new Hawaiian land, it was memorizing!
IF YOU GO: The Hawaiian Islands are a great place to get away from it all. Almost all flights to the islands land in Honolulu so check out some Oahu Hotels and then feel free to island hop to your heart’s content. No trip to Honolulu is complete without a visit to Waikiki and Pearl Harbor!
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