Hawaii, May 18-26, 2015
Part 6 - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

This national park includes large parts of Mauna Loa and Kilauea,
as well as other smaller volcanoes.
(It doesn't include Mauna Kea, farther north on the island.
Mauna Kea, 119 feet taller than Mauna Loa,
is the tallest mountain in the world if measured from the sea floor.)
There was no flowing lava (at least, not anywhere we were allowed to go),
but there was plenty of other evidence of ongoing volcanic activity.

Sign at entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Inside the Thurston Lava Tube.

Part of the vast fields of lava along the Chain of Craters Road.

Ropy lava.

Lava cliffs at the edge of Hawaii Island.

Holei Sea Arch.

A steam vent.

Sulfur banks.

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Last updated June 4, 2015