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We just went over to the park today to check out the changes since all the volcanic activity. Although the Jagger Museum is still closed, it was worth the drive to see how much the crater has changed. It's soooooo much bigger now. The steam...More
While there's no lava on the surface, this can change at any moment. And while lava isn't around, the dramatic changes that have happened here over the last few months are on display. While large parts of the park are closed due to eruption/quake damage,...More
Our trip was planned about 6 months in advance, then the month before we arrive there were natural events that changed our visit.
1) The lava had ceased and there was no flow to view!
2) The Thurston Lava tube was closed along with most...More
When you are on the Big Island of Hawaii you must stop at this park. You can take the guide tour to see all the wonderful humongous Lava tubes that are 3 story high. If you want to you can also explore the trails on...More
I believe Highway 11 is still open. However, the area with the black sand beach is downwind of the summit and so the air quality and potential for volcanic ash in that area is present. I haven't been over there since just... More
I believe Highway 11 is still open. However, the area with the black sand beach is downwind of the summit and so the air quality and potential for volcanic ash in that area is present. I haven't been over there since just before the eruptions so I don't have a first hand report.