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Helicopters circle Pu'u O'o vent

During a recent hike on the Nāpau Trail in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one accompaniment was the throb of helicopter engines. The active flow from Pu’u O’o vent, and its ultimate outpouring into the ocean, is a great attraction for visitors and locals alike. 115 more words

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Volcanoes National Park Backcountry Backpacking Adventure: Pepeiao Cabin & Ka`aha


Trails Traveled: Ka’u Desert Trail from Hilina Pali Lookout to Pepeiao Cabin; Ka`​aha Trail from Pepeiao Cabin to Ka`aha; Ka`aha to Hilina Pali Lookout. 2,633 more words


Fees to increase at Hawaii Volcanoes, Haleakala national parks starting June 1

On June 1, entrance fees at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Haleakala National Park will increase, the last phase of a three-year incremental plan to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities. 487 more words


The Nāpau Trail – Through the woods

Yesterday, I posted about the first part of the Nāpau Trail in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which crosses extensive lava fields. Today’s post picks up from there, on the rim of Makaopuhi Crater, where the trail slips into dense forest on its way to the Nāpau Crater overlook. 477 more words

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