Monday, March 12, 2012

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park - Big Island, Hawaii

I never get tired of visiting Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.  I'm constantly amused and always fascinated by the things that I am able to see at the park. 

On Friday, I stopped by Jaggar Musuem to see Kilauea Crater.

Kilauea Crater is active, which you may notice because of the rising steam. 

Around sunset, the view is said to be more spectacular because of the red glow from inside the crater.

We drove by and saw the red glow from afar, but it would have been 100% better if we could have stopped by Kilauea Crater during sunset since the museum would have still been open.

On Saturday, we took a drive down the Chain of Craters Road.  It is a long drive without a nearby bathroom, gas station, or place to eat, so make sure you bring some snacks and use the bathroom beforehand.

Be careful on the road though.  If it wasn't for car insurance, we may have had to pay extra money to fix the tar-stained SUV we rented. 

Construction workers are constantly working on paving the road.  If it rains, your car might get accidentally stained with tar from the road.  It may look like mud, but you'll get a nasty surprise when you realize it doesn't wipe off. 

After you reach the end of Chain of Craters Road, park and walk down the road where you can observe some mesmerizing views.

As you can see, the lava took over the road.  I'm not sure when it occurred, but these days you can climb over the hardened lava rocks.

It's safe!

Hawai'i Voclanoes National Park is a place you shouldn't miss if you visit the Big Island! 


  1. Aloha! Are you still on the Big Island? Hope you have an amazing trip:)

  2. Thanks Gwen! I had a wonderful two days on the Big Island. Now, i'm in Japan! =)


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