The forth day I rented a car and headed over to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. There was so much to do there. I thought this might be a morning ordeal, I was blown away. Here is a map 1 (map 2) of the park to give you and idea about how big this park is and how large the craters are. I spend the day driving from one end of the park to next taking in all there was to see.
The first place I stopped was at the steam vents ( a description you will see a few picture down.)
lava tube. Pretty strange that at one time there was hot lava traveling through here.
Kīlauea Iki (below). You can't see it but there are people down there walking along a trail.
|This used to be a tree that is now covered in lava.|
|Found this on a hike.|
|The darker areas are the most recent lava flows|
|Went into the road|
|My rental car|
|Holei Sea Arch|
Took a little hike to some petroglyphs.
|Halema'uma'u Crater at night, you can see it glowing. |
In the end, this day was just so cool. I would have loved to go a few more hike had time allowed.