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On the Kilauea Iki Trail

In 1959 a dramatic and violent eruption turned Kilauea Iki at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park into a cauldron of lava with fantastic fountains of fire shooting skyward. A hike across Kilauea Iki crater is a walk into the heart of … Continue reading

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Pele, Ohia and Lehua

The Lehua is known as Pele’s Flower The Ohia Lehua Tree has been sacred to the Hawaiian people since ancient times. It is  usually associated with the volcano deity Pele and often mentioned in legends, hula, songs, and chants.

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The Volcanic Abyss Below

Noon, Thursday. April 30, 2015  Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, Kilauea Volcano  Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Halema’uma’u is a pit crater located within the much larger summit caldera of Kilauea in  Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The volcano diety, Pele resides in Halema’uma’u. The roughly … Continue reading

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Hawaiian petroglyphs at Pu’u Loa

Indigenous Culture In the Hawaiian language petroglyphs are called ki‘i pōhaku (ki‘i means “image,” and pōhaku means “stone”). Most petroglyphs in Hawaii are found in “fields” on broad expanses of smooth pahoehoe basalt which facilitated both carving the images as … Continue reading

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Papakolea Green Sands

[Pa pa (Golden Plover) ko le a (flats)]. I took advantage of a day for myself this week and went out for a walk exploring the Big Island of Hawaii. Green sand beaches are very rare and there are only … Continue reading

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Emptiness beckons in Ka’ u

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The plan was to get away from it all and calm my mind of overloaded circuits amped up during the holiday. I had set out to spend a day in the rainforest, treading narrow trails thick with giant ferns and … Continue reading

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