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 🙂 

 

 

90 thoughts on “Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park for Monday Walk

  1. Hope you had a nice break and welcome back. Yet another set of great photos and interesting spot to explore. Although I’ve been to the Hawaii islands several times, the big island has always eluded my travels. Thanks for the tour.

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    • Thank you, Ingrid! Happy to be back. It’s such a beautiful place to visit especially during the winter time. 🙂 It’s down to 30 F this morning here….

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  2. OM ! What a thrilling Monday Walk,dearest Amy ! Striking photos and lots of exotic beauty,my friend ! The steaming Calderas take your breath away and the volcanic ambiance is absolutely fascinating ! The cave walk sounds interesting and quite a venture since the volcano was pretty active ! Entranced by your post and your recent travel experiences,my lovely Amy !!! Happy Monday 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. Oh, Amy!!! What a fantastic post! Hawaii is one place I dream of going to, and now with your phenomenal photos, I feel like I have been there. Thank you from the bottom of my Heart!!! Love, Amy

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    • So much to see in Kona, but other islands are beautiful as well. It was crowded during Christmas holidays. Thank you for visiting and commenting, Soonie!

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  4. Wow Amy what dramatic photos and stunning scenery! I’ve never been to Hawaii – there is obviously so much to see and do there. Hope you’ve had a lovely break and welcome back! It’s lovely to have met you through WordPress and look forward to reading more of your lovely posts in 2015 and thanks so much too for your regular visits over to Le Chic En Rose I very much appreciate them! Very best wishes Rosemary 🙂

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    • I feel the same, Rosemay! I enjoy visiting your blog and viewing your travel photos. Glad we are connected via wp.
      Hawaii is a great place for vacation; they do preserve nature well. 🙂

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  5. Volcano National Park is an amazing place. In 1985 the volcano in your picture (I am unalbe3 to remember all the different names) was dormant and I was able to sit on the edge and look inside and enjoy the beauty if this creation. Truely like no other National Park. Enjoy you visit Amy and thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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  6. What a beautiful place! I love the rainforest photos – they remind me of my hometown area. But those volcanoes are crazy. Very cool! Was it hot to stand near them?

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    • I love the lush green in the rainforest. Glad it brought your memory. Thank you so much for visiting, Celia.
      We were far from the volcanoes, so we didn’t feel any heat.

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  7. What a fabulous place to experience; amazing vegetation, and the whole atmosphere, scents and sounds of the volcano. A perfect place to be with your camera!

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  9. Wonderful photos ! We visited early last year and were bowled over by the landscape .. such forces have changed and sculpted some amazing scenery .

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  10. Looks like New Zealand on steroids! I wonder if I’ll ever get to Hawaii? Thought about it as an add-on from California, but it was still very expensive to fly there. At least travelling vicariously is free 🙂

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    • The flight is hiking up each year, plus everything is so expensive in Hawaii. Gasoline was $3.80 there when it was $1.89 in US. This is our second trip, the first trip was some 10 years ago. Thank you for stopping by, Jude!

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