"Where the Lava Meets the Sea" Top 5 Page for this destination Volcanoes National Park Tip by AKtravelers

  Me and tasty primordial soup
by AKtravelers

Until June 2007 (just a couple of months before our visit), lava flowed directly into the ocean. THat flow has since stopped, but it's still fun to hike over the recently formed blacktop to see the primeval coastline of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. THis must be a view similar to the one seen atthe formation of these islands or even atthe formation of the earth, when the water below would have been the primordial soup of molecules just waiting for the spark needed to initiate life! How exciting!

Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Directions: From the Volcano House, follow signs for the Chain of Craters road and drive down towards the sea where the lava flows across the road will hamper further travel.
Phone: 808-964-1000
Website: http://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 12, 2007
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