1996 Hawaii

Who: Anita and Charles
Where: Hawaii, HI
When: February, 1996
Comment: Our one and only trip to the Big Island. We stayed four days at Waikoloa on the west side, one day at Volcano on the south side, one day at Hilo on the east side, and then one last day at Kailua-Kona back on the west side. We circumnavigated the entire island; it really is Big. Unlike

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Mauna Kea volcano from Waikoloa. There is snow (in Hawaii!) at the peak, 13,700 feet above sea level.

Pahoehoe lava and crabs. Much of the Big Island is covered with geologically recent lava. The Kilauea volcano has been erupting continuously since the 1980s, pouring lava into the sea.