80 views

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK Est. 1987 | Hawaii

Why it’s UNESCO-worthy: The park, which climbs from sea level to 13,677 feet, contains two of the world’s most active volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kilauea. The latter volcano has been continuously erupting since 1983 and is spurting from its 4,000-foot-high summit and the flanks of its East Rift Zone. The hot effusions are continually retouching the tropical landscape, a haven for native birds and endemic species such as a meat-eating caterpillar, a lava-loving cricket and the world’s rarest goose. How to reach it: The park is about a 45-minute drive from Hilo, on the island of Hawaii. Best time to visit: Whenever the lava is flowing, especially at night, when the lava lake inside Halemaumau Crater casts its orange glow into the night sky. Insider tip: To experience the summit eruption of Kilauea, rise with the sun and head to the Jaggar Museum Overlook, the lava lake’s closest viewing point.

thumb_up13thumb_downchat_bubble

More from Monir1982

love is haven

48 views · Apr 22nd

Maradona, he was "eternal".

355 views · Apr 24th

More from Monir1982

love is haven

48 views · Apr 22nd

Maradona, he was "eternal".

355 views · Apr 24th