Sunday, January 20, 2013

hawai'i volcanoes national park pt. 1

Imagine standing on an uninhabited planet. The surface is ghostly silent, with no sounds or wind. Fog circles in thick patches. When the fog lifts, nothing can be seen for miles except for massive plains of stark black rock. The planet's surface is pocked with holes where the rock has shifted, where small plants are beginning to break through the thick crust, and still bears the signs of the not so long ago lava flows.

This is what it's like to hike through Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.

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