Category Archives: Volcano – town outside Volcano Nat’l Park

Lava tube spelunking – who me?

Most people who visit Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island walk through Nāhuku Lava Tube. (It’s better known as Thurston Lava Tube, unfortunately named after one of the men who overthrew the Kingdom of Hawai‘i in 1893. I prefer … Continue reading

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New Year encounter with Pele

My niece is visiting. And what’s a trip to the Big Island without a tour of the live volcano? So I drove my daughters and niece to Volcanoes National Park on New Year’s Eve. Upon arrival, I used my new … Continue reading

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Pele’s playground

We had visitors over the holidays, long-time friends from our days living in Georgia.  Our first excursion was to the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  Expectations change everything.  When I went to the park with Dianne and Mitch in November (see … Continue reading

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