Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Kilauea and Kilauea Iki

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Kilaeua crater in crater

This is the view of Kilauea Crater and the Halema'uma'u Crater -- it's like a crater within a crater -- from the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It sort of looks like Mars, don't you think? This is where the Hawaiian goddess Pele (goddess of fire) lives.

Kilaeua trail

This is the trail above the fountain of Kilauea Iki, which last erupted in 1959. The splatter from the cone devastated this area so all that you see in this photo is new since then. That means this entire rainforest is younger than I am.

kilaeua flower

I don't know what this flower is but it was interesting enough that I stopped to take a photo of it. I love the beauty of tropical flowers; it's like they were painted by hand.

bottom of kilaeua trail

It's about two miles from the entrance to the Kilauea Iki trail to the bottom of the lake. We took the hike counter clockwise so the hardest part was going down instead of going up. The hill that you see behind me is the fountain of Kilauea Iki. It didn't exist prior to 1959.

fern at kilauea trail

This is the head of a new fern. I like these because they remind me of musical notes. In the state of Maine, people eat these as they are known as fiddleheads from the fiddlehead ferns, and they really quite tasty.


An overview of the lava lake, Kilauea Iki, and Kilauea in the background giving off steam. This is the youngest volcano in Hawaii and still active. Another cinder and splatter cone, Pu u O o, began erupting in 1983 and continues today.

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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Truely awe inspiring, one of my favorite places, enjoy it all & Happy New Year.

Dec 29, 2010 02:52 AM #1
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

So there's a volcano that's been erupting on a low key for twenty-seven years?  I guess it's good if it's easy the pressure in the volcano and making it so it won't do something catastrophic.

Dec 29, 2010 03:22 AM #2
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Elizabeth - I have been enjoying your photos and comments. Thankyou for my armchair holiday.

Dec 29, 2010 04:23 AM #3
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
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Hey David: Thanks for stopping by.

Whoa, Chris Ann, I did not recognize you at first. It's the hair.

Hi Larry: I'm glad you're enjoying the series. I have one more to go. Then it's back to reality and the land of Sacramento short sales.

Dec 29, 2010 06:48 AM #4
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

Happy New Year Elizabeth, The photos you have been sharing have all been wonderful and it is obvious you are having the best time.

Dec 29, 2010 03:45 PM #5
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