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August 26, 2006

Better Lava Viewing

On Friday night, Dan (Stanford student) and I went to check out the real thing. We drove around to the east side of the lava field, outside the Park, which offers easier access right now to the flows. We hiked in about 50 minutes over nondescript lava towards the steam plumes from ocean lava entries, taking GPS waypoints every 300 meters or so so we’d be able to find our way back to the car.

This was the good stuff.


[Dan on a really cool lava flow.]


[Framed by steam plumes, where lava enters the ocean...]


[Not the best shot, but see the glowing red in that crack by our feet?]


[My favorite shot. An overland flow before we reached the cliffs, steam plume in background.]


[Ocean entry.]


[And the overland flow again, on our way back.]

Posted by beth at August 26, 2006 10:10 PM

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Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad, Happy Hannukkah, Good will and Peace on Earth!!
May your holidays be filled with fun and lots of Good spirits!!!!!

Dorothy : )

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