It seems like most kids go through a phase where volcanoes are a hot topic. Okay, puns aside, a glimpse of an active volcano might be exciting to many of us. Hawaii, with all its other wonderful attributes, offers an opportunity to understand how volcanic land formation happens as well as see current activity.
Formed by volcanic activity from the ocean floor, the Hawaiian Islands actually are among the tallest mountains on earth.
I visited Haleakula, Maui’s taller volcano on my trip there in 2004. The crater offers amazing hiking as well as interesting vegetation.
The Haleakala Silversword is a protected species. We got scolded because we stepped on to the dirt near the plant to squat down to look at it closely.
The volcanic soil presents a fragile ecoystem and all visitors, including hikers are asked to stay on the trails.
On Hawaii’s Big Island the Kilauea Volcano is active with lava flows threatening a nearby community of houses. As the flow reaches the ocean, the steam rises dramatically.
Old lava tubes are safe for hiking or kayaking.
So, if you would like to hike in a caldera, kayak in a lava tube, helicopter over an active lava flow, our 50th State offers an amazing array of activities for you!
Again, Custom Trip Planning is showing how a trip to some chosen destination can be customized to include activities that members of your travel party have strong interest. It makes the whole trip so much more enjoyable!!!
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