Volcano National Park

[This post is part of my unclogged project.]

Several days into our trip, we hiked through the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Our half-day adventure took us down into the Kīlauea caldera. Many of these pictures are in and around the cladera.

Purple tendril uncurling
Purple tendril uncurling.

Trail into Kīlauea
The trail into Kīlauea.

Fissure
Fissure

Ohia Lehua
The only thing growing up through the lava bed was ferns and this pretty flowering bush called Ohia Lehua.

Smoking sulphur from the Halema'uma'u Crater
Smoking sulphur from the Halema’uma’u Crater.

Kīlauea Caldera
Kīlauea Caldera.

Hiking trail on an abandoned road
Part of our hike took us around the rim of the caldera. During parts of the trail, we walked along this section of abandoned road. It was no longer in use because large sections of it had fallen into the volcano during eruption.

Part of Kīlauea Caldera with the Halema'uma'u Crater smoking behind it.
Part of Kīlauea Caldera with the Halema’uma’u Crater smoking behind it.

Thorn bush
Thorn bush.

Hardened lava flow
Hardened lava flow.

Rusty rail
A rusty hand rail.