Back from Hilo, Part 2

….Continued from Monday’s post

Saturday, we decided to head up the mountain to again but this time, south and into Volcanoes National Park. This is the area where Kilauea is still erupting and Halema’uma’u crater is still smoking…

We stopped off at the visitor’s center first to get our bearings and pickup a map before we headed out. First thing on our adventure were the Steam Banks where steam can be seen coming straight off the side of the cliff. There are also crevices everywhere throughout the park where steam seems to be leaking out of the ground…

Up next was the Sulfur Banks where pure sulfur is leaking out of the ground and creating yellow hills. It wasn’t too stinky, but if you got close enough to the sulfur, you could definitely smell rotten eggs…

Then we headed over to the Thurston Lava Tube, and hiked through the tube. Good thing it was a short hike because it was very dark, and very wet. We only brought our slippers, so good thing they had lights installed in the tube or I may have broken my foot! The picture is much brighter then it actually was…

We actually drove down the Chain of Craters road, but had to head back before we could do any sight seeing because we ran out of time. Luckily, I was able to snap this beautiful picture of a Lehua blossom on the drive to finish off this blog…

That was my weekend! I hope you enjoyed reading about it and I look forward to your comments!



  1. Hi Nick 🙂
    Did you watch your spiritual aura in a lava tube?
    When I went in February of this year, I saw a light blue aura from me.

    I really enjoyed your blog 😉

  2. Aloha, Nick!
    Actually, I’ve never been Big Island. I wanted to go but I didn’t have enough time before I left…:'( I’m pleased I can see beautiful pictures of there. Thank you for your great pictures! You’re really good cameraman:)

    Aloha, NAO♪