Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Go East, Young Man

Today we took a day trip east, to Mauna Kea, Rainbow Falls in Hilo, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Volcanoes was wild.  One moment we'd be on a moonscape, and then, seemingly without warning, we'd be in a tropical rain forest.  The weather up on Kilauea changed on a dime, too, going from cloudy to sunny to drizzly to some combination of all three!
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 Your intrepid blogger overlooking "The Saddle" between Mauna Kea and the volcano Mauna Loa (in the background)

Rainbow Falls, Hilo

Steam and volcanic gases vent from Kilauea's caldera during the day...

...and glow from the lava deep below at night.


Lava tube

Sea arch


maxutils said...

The big Island is great for diversity ... and the lava floes are ... just nuts. I HOPE you're going to Kauai...

Paul said...