Hawaii 2005

After Retirement; a solo journey to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes NP

Aug 3 - I drove along with Lisa & Chip Kane and their nephew, Justin, toward Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We stopped at several places including South Point, Green Sand Beach and the Place of Refuge.

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Hawaii Volcanoes NP

Aug 4 - Day at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with the Kanes and their nephew Justin

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Halema'mau'u Trail

Aug 6 - After spending a day in Kona with the Kanes, on August 5, I headed to Volcanoes National Park and a hiked solo along the Byron Ledge Trail and the Halema'uma'u trail.

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Kilauea Iki Trail

Aug 7 - A 1/2 day solo hike finishing up at Thurston lava Tube

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Napau Trail

Aug 8 - A full day of hiking ending with a thunder storm. Hint: Check in with the ranger like you are supposed to.

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More HVNP and a Helicopter

Aug 9 - A small hike to the other side of Halema'mau'u crater, the Petroglyphs Hike and a ride on a Safari Helicopter from Hilo to Pu'u'O'o crater and back.

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Circle back to Kona

Aug 10 - A last look at HVNP, Mauna Loa, Hilo, Waipio Lookout and Kona

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