Went through the Thurston lava tube before inspecting the Holeil sea arch. Ventured out onto the lava field that crosses the road and found flowing lava after 2 miles. The flow enters the ocean a mile farther, but had to turn back.
Don't trip and scrape a knee or fall down. Hardened lava cuts like glass. An amazing, unforgettable hike.
I loved this place. The crater was amazing. Too bad it is no longer the massive lava lake that Mark Twain saw when he visited. I did the Thurston Lava Tube, Hiked the Crater, and went down the Chain of Craters road to see the lava flows. An unforgetable experience!