Down a steep trail,
through lush rainforest,
to Thurston Lava Tube.
A natural "pipe" through which lava can flow.
This picture is especially posted for B-in-L Tom the Geologist to analyze.
Steam Vent. As rain water seeps into the ground, it is heated and rised up through the cracks as water vapor. 4 feet down, the temperature is 160°, at the surface it’s 120°.
Another view of Halema’uma’u Crater.
Meanwhile Dick munched on some banana bread while one particular chicken walked all around him, craning her neck upwards as if to say, “Please, mister, just a crumb or two.” I’m afraid she was disappointed.