Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park for Monday Walk

Volcanoes are monuments to earth’s origin, evidence that its primordial forces are still at work.

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Volcanoes are also prodigious land builders – they have created the Hawaiian Island chain. Kīlauea and Mauna Loa in Kona, two of the world’s most active volcanoes, are still adding to the island of Hawaiʻi. Mauna Loa is the most massive mountain on Earth occupying an estimated volume of 19,999 cubic miles.

The current summit of Mauna Loa stands about 56,000 feet (17,000 m) above the depressed sea floor. This is more than 27,000 feet (8,230 m) higher than Mount Everest. It shows 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolutions.   ~ National Park Service

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is like an island within an island. It’s listed in the International Biosphere Reserve and the World Heritage Site.

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The cave above is 500,000 years old.  We took a long walk through the forest and cave to see this Volcanoes monument and were told that the volcano was pretty active that week.

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Due to the rich volcanic soil, Kona is an ideal environment for harvesting its unique Hawaiian coffee beans.

This week Jo is taking us to the beautiful Whitby harbour for a walk, you don’t want to miss it. 

Thank you for visiting! Happy Monday 🙂 

 

 

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