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Chain of Craters Rd, Island of Hawaii
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  • This was my second time on Big Island and to the Volcanoes National park. It was in July and very hot. This time, there was hot lava flowing towards the sea and we walked the chain of crater road earl...  more »
  • By car you can park at the end of the road, from here continue on foot. Because the lava flow of ever-changing it depends the nature walk to overthrow lava into the sea to see how far. You can get the best and latest information in the visitor center. We were on the way to the 11.12.16. From the parking lot, there were 8km in one direction until you could see the lava. The spectacle was the absolute madness. The sea was the burning of the lava. Best 2 hours one-way to schedule and so that is one in the dark at the destination. At night, you can see the lava super and the whole thing is even more impressive. After an hour we had to climb left and erkältete lava the way. Very tiring and not to be underestimated. Here, it becomes very hot and steam comes out of the holes, because power under a flowing through the lava. For the way enough water and food should be packed in any case as well as at least a bright lamp per person with additional batteries. When the Sun is gone it will stock dark, with the lamp from the iPhone you lost! Very impressive and absolutely worth seeing, but very dangerous without the proper equipment. We have for back and forth with 15 minute lava watching 5 hours used. Just the way back in the dark is not easy to climb over the lava.
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  • There are few places on earth you will ever visit that look like this. It is truly unbelievable. To just imagine how much lava has flowed over time to create this landscape is mind boggling. Take the ...  more »