More lava, then a lava tube
Jul 28, 2008Public
Photo: John Coney and I get up at 3 am to go see the lava entering the ocean. We hope to see the almost continual littoral explosions I saw yesterday morning. But no luck.... the activity has died way down.
Photo: Still, the viewing is not too shabby.
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Photo: Around dawn is the "magic hour" for photography.
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Photo: This helicopter is probably from the US Geological Survey.  The "magic hour" is over. Time to head back up the mountain.
Photo: It's only 9 am. Let's explore a lava tube!
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Photo: Lava cooling along the sides formed nice ledges with incredibly straight “tracks”
Photo: Reminded us of a subway....
Photo: After about 5 minutes of walking, the tube splits into upper and lower tubes.
Photo: John boosts me into the upper tube. Some pretty neat formations up here.
Photo: However, it soon comes to an end in a pile of collapsed rock.
Photo: Meanwhile, John checks out the lower tube. It goes!