Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hiking across a Volcano!

An Ohia tree in Kiluea Iki crater

The Kiluea Iki crater with the main Kiluea caldera in the background
The trip on the second day in Hilo was to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  We hiked through a lava tube and four miles across the crater of the Kiluea Iki volcano.  The volcano last erupted in 1994, and the floor of the crater was like a moonscape.  We also visited the research site on the rim of the main Kiluea caldera, and saw the seismographs used to monitor the seismic activity on all of the volcanoes on the island.  Finally we returned to the ship and departed Hawaii...sad that our trip is almost over....

1 comment:

  1. Another spelling correction:

    Kilauea, not Kiluea. English speakers tend to get hung up on those successive vowels.