28 April 2008
Volcanoes National Park
One of our favorite days was the day we drove down to Volcanoes National Park and drove Chain of Craters Road. The vog was pretty thick, and some of the road was closed due to noxious fumes from Madame Pele but we were still able to see Caldera Crater venting away. A few steps away was a thick rain forested area where we saw a lava tube. The lava creates it's own plumbing in the earth and some of them empty so you can see/walk through them. Then we drove along the Chain of Craters road, with many lookouts, craters, and lava fields, finally dropping around 2500 square feet down to a lava flow by the ocean. Too cool!