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This is a deceptively easy hike along a beautiful yet rugged part of nature. Unfortunately, while walking along the trail between the Volcano House and the Steam Vent parking lot, the area 6 inches to the side of the packed dirt trail gave way when...More
After visiting Volcano House and the park's visitor center in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, our tour continued on to the Steam Vents parking lot. We walked through a grassy meadow to the caldera's edge.
From this paved path, we could see steam billowing out of...More
The April to August 2018 eruption of Kilauea Volcano made vast changes both in lower Puna and at the summit. Halema’uma’u underwent a series of some 64 collapse events. As the magma receded below deep in the earth, the floor of what had been the...More
Changes have made this park a disappointment from what it once was. The Jagger Museum is closed and that was the best spot for viewing the volcano at night, which now probably does not have the red glow with the changes from the eruption.
The steam vents are quite a phenomenon, the heat, the sulphur smell, the mineral colors, it's all pretty cool (well, warm actually). There's a short hiking trail which goes from hear the visitor center over to the steam vents, there are additional steam vents along...More
With the damage to the park, this is one of the few spots that one can look down into the crater. Good ranger led discussion at the crater edge (check the times on the NPS board at the Kilauea Visitor Center) that discusses a good...More