Volcano Hale (Chalet Kilauea Collection)
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A two-hour drive is absolutely worthwhile when Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the destination. Even though we did not see active lava flows, the visit was awesome! While we did not plan to complete the four-mile loop through Kilauea Iki crater, once we hiked to the crater floor, it was easy to convince the kids to push on, just like we did 20 years ago. On the way to the park, we stopped to explore the ...
... Next we stopped for a short hike on Devastation Trail through a forest destroyed by this 1959 eruption. It was an easy hike up to Puu Puai Overlook into Kiluaea Iki Crater.
After that we took Chain of Craters Road to the end descending 3700 feet to the spot where a 2003 lava flow covered and closed the road. We made several stops along the way at craters, lava fields and trailheads. This is where it feels like you're on the moon. The lava is very uneven and jagged in ...
... of their passenger. He didn’t seem happy in the unnecessary delaycaused by the coastguard changing of the minds. Unfortunately, a young man has been lost in the ocean and his familywill be notified on Christmas Day. Needlessto say, we are missing our first island stop of Maui and may be arriving inHilo about 10am…an hour past our shore excursion. We don’t know at this point, if they willreschedule the excursions or cancel them. We ...
... who planned to head out there in the dark to look for them.
Were they playing a prank on us? Was there something fishy going on? Did they even exist? Were they ghosts? I generally don’t believe in the paranormal but after much discussion no one in our party has an explanation for what may have happened to the couple who disappeared. The park ranger said we could contact him if we wanted follow-up information about ...
... in the surf and sand, but there was no lunch place in sight.
Back in the car, we decided to just drive the final 40 miles to Volcanoes, find our rental home and catch a bite in the town. We satisfied the kid’s appetites temporarily with some snacks we had in the car. Mark got his national park entrance photo at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the drizzling rain, and we proceeded on, easily finding our rental home.