Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

One of the big things on my bucket list is to see all of the national parks in the US. This week, we toured Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park. So cool!

We hiked around and through this crater, right next to the steam vents. That’s right. Steam comes out of the ground. And you can walk right up to it. And peer into a crack in the earth.

Like this. Check it!

The big plume of smoke in the backdrop of this one is the active volcano. A couple of weeks ago, it stopped flowing lava, so we didn’t get to see any. I was pretty bummed about that, but there isn’t much you can do about it.

The park also has green, jungle like terrain, but I don’t have pictures of that. It’s just not quite as interesting, when contrasted with steam coming out of the ground.

I wanna know: Have you ever been to Hawaii? What was the coolest thing you saw?

3 thoughts on “Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  1. Hey there,
    Found this post surfing the “travel” tags. I’ve been to Hawaii and did this same hike. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is still one of my favoites to this day. That hike is pretty incredible, especially walking up to the steam vents and peering in. Did you walk through a lava tube as well? Basically a giant underground cave carved out by streas of lava. Amazing stuff! I loved Hawaii, thanks for sharing your experiences!

    Nate

    • Thanks, Nate! It’s been a great trip. We walked through Thurston Lava Tube, and have poked around in a couple of others that we found. Keep checking back…my next few posts will probably be Hawaii-centric!

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