Lava on the Big Island

Hiked approximately 2.5 miles to the current lava flows. Always stay on the 'designated' trails. A few years ago, an individual hiked too close to the ocean and 2-4 acres of the solidified lava shelf slipped beneath the waves. He was never seen again.

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Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Oct 19, 2012 2:15 am - Voted 10/10

Awwwwww

This is something most of the world does not see very often. What a neat sighting.

Marlin

Marlin - Oct 21, 2012 3:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awwwwww

The hike over the cooled lava to the current lava flow was astonishing. I could feel the lava’s heat long before actually seeing it. Just the day before, I hiked across a snowfield to Mauna Kea’s summit.

Noondueler

Noondueler - Oct 19, 2012 12:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Truly amazing!

Awesome meeting of primal elements!

Marlin

Marlin - Oct 21, 2012 3:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Truly amazing!

It’s amazing our planet is still evolving. The Big Island is becoming larger every year whereas the other Hawaiian Islands are slowing eroding back into the sea.

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