Friday, June 6, 2014

Hawaii Volcanoes

8 Hawai'ian Islands
--> Hawaii (Big Island) is an incredible island with a very rich history. There are two active volcanoes simmering in this Island.   They are an important part of both the past and future of this island. -->
Big Island, the Island of Hawai'i

The Hawaii Volcanos National Park is situated 30 miles southwest from Hilo. It was established in 1916 and the park area is about 333,000 acres from the peak of Maunaloa to the sea. Here in the park you can enjoy 150 miles long trails through scalding deserts, volcanic craters, and rainforest. You can also see a museum, a walk in a lava tube and petroglyphs. There are two active volcanoes: Kilauea and Maunaloa. The park is a part of World Heritage Site.

My 21st National Park
--> The volcanoes are named Kilauea and Mauna Loa. They are both prone to eruptions at any given time and for this reason the people of Hawaii have great respect for them. There are many tourists all over the world who visit the island and want to get a close look at the volcanoes too.  
Kilauea Volcano Lava Night Viewing


Steam Vents

Sulphur Banks





Kilauea Volcano Day View


Kilauea Volcano is  the only drive-in volcano in the world. At present, this massive volcano provides 250,000-650,000 cubic yards of lava each day. The volcano goddess which is popularly known as Pele situated here. The present eruption may possibly continue another 100 years or more, but the Pele can not be predicted.  One of the main causes to visit  Kilauea Volcano is the opportunity to view the blistering lava passes to meet the sea.


Halema'uma'u Trail Hike


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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)


It is actually a lava cave which is 500 years old. The cave was formed due to an underground  channel of molten lava just drained from cooled wall surfaces and creating a big hollow chamber. At the end side of the tube, a tropical rainforest is waiting for you.



--> There is no doubt that this is one of the most attractive locations in the island and that is what makes it such a great trip. You can enjoy the beautiful beaches and resorts and also the natural wonder that it has to offer.


The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a 45-minute long driveway alongside the Highway 11 from the Hilo.

Hawaii Volcanoes is my 21st National Park visited.

List of 21 National Parks: 
 Denali (AK), Hawaii Volcanoes (HI), Olympic (WA), Redwood (CA), Lassen Volcanic (CA), Yosemite (CA), Sequoia (CA), Kings Canyon (CA), Channel Islands (CA), Pinnacles (CA), Death Valley (CA), Joshua Tree (CA), Petrified Forest (AZ), Arches (UT), Zion (UT), Grand Canyon (AZ), Yellowstone (WY, ID & MT), Grand Teton (WY), Rocky Mountain (CO), Great Smoky Mountains (TN & NC) and Everglades (FL).


2 comments:

  1. nice shots. I wanna go to hawaii!

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  2. If you truly love to travel, you will make it happen. :)
    You'll get there next year!

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