"HAWAIIAN VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, FIRE IN THE HOLE" Top 5 Page for this destination Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by mtncorg

This Park is a grand example of processes involved in the Earth's origin and how those processes continue to work today. Far from sleeping, the building up of the big island continues, lava flows, gases spew. Beyond geological forces, the Park features unique ecosystems that have evolved over thousands of years. Hawaii means beaches to many people, but Hawaiian Volcanoes represents a magnificent counterpoint.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Primeval Glory
  • Cons:A long way to the top of Mauna Loa
  • In a nutshell:Real-Life Textbook on how Hawaii was Built
  • Intro Written May 15, 2004
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2007 at 3:22 PM

    Fascinating tips and beautiful photos. Another first-class page!

  • Andraf's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2007 at 9:28 AM

    I really wanted to see Nene on my trip to Maui but the two days I spent at Haleakala were not enough. Maybe I'll be luckier this time.

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2006 at 3:04 PM

    Wonderful tips about the National Park. I was there a couple of days after that lava flow went across the road. It was remarkable - a cold day for HI until you got closer to the flow. Even though it was black, it radiated a lot of heat.

  • mad4travel's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2005 at 11:54 AM

    Great Hawaii pics. I went there a couple of years ago and loved it. I'm a bit of a volcano fan really. :-)

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2005 at 11:32 AM

    Fifty ways to love your lava! Thanks for the tips and pics.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2005 at 1:40 PM

    The lava cliffs reminded me of Los Gigantes in Tenerife Loved the rainforest pic it's great how nature can reclaim devestation

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2004 at 11:49 AM

    You've really taken advantage of all the big island has to offer - seeing live lava is still on my list for next time.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2004 at 12:21 PM

    Nice tips. This is a very interesting place to visit.

  • Jonathan_C's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2004 at 9:04 AM

    Amazing to see the road end in a lava flow! Geologically active zones remind us of how small we really are. Thanks for the very detailed tips.

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2004 at 3:38 AM

    This National Park is impressive!! And such a detailed page about it with great photos.

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