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The Kileuea Lava Lake, Spring 2017

June 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Lava Lakethe lava lake at Kileuea from the Jager museum

Hey, guess what! I have a new set of photographs edited!

 

Kileuea Lava Lake 2017 Gallery

 

Stopped by Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park in May to see the lava lake that has built up at the summit of Kileuea. At just 60 feet bellow the crater rim, it is exceptionally easy to see right now from the overlook at the Jager museum.

 

I also have a number of photographs from the ocean lava entry. Unfortunately, the hose was so strong the day I went that it was obscured by a giant cloud of steam.

 

For those looking to see lava at the ocean entry or on the lava field, you can enter at any time of the day on either the NPS side or the Royal Gardens Subdivision side. ABSOLUTELY be sure to wear sufficient hiking boots and long sleeves. The sun on the lava flow is brutal, and regular shoes will get torn apart by the volcanic glass. Yes, glass, lava is essentially made of tiny crystals of extremely sharp glass. I can also not stress it enough, but carry more than the recommended amount of water, especially if you plan to explore beyond the designated trail.


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