Thanks to Grandma & Grandpa H, the entire family was able to spend a wonderful week on the Big Island back in July. Tropical storms, persistent clouds and humidity altered some of our plans (like going to Mauna Kea and South Point) but those changes allowed us to explore many amazing parts of the Island that were just as amazing. So join, Zephyr, Laura, Me, Auntie Mandy, and Grandma & Grandpa H to see our adventures. COMPLETE PHOTO JOURNAL
Home to the only actively erupting volcano in the US, Volcanoes National Park offers many sights and adventures even when the Lava is flowing in restricted areas (AGAIN! UGH). Highlight of the trip for me was watching the caldera glow at night.
Akaka Falls State park is home to two large waterfalls, with 422' Akaka Falls being the namesake. An easy 0.96mi hike will take you past Kahuna and Akaka falls on a paved trail through the jungle. Be amazed by the goby fish that climb Akaka falls using suction disks to spawn!
Ryan J Hollister - Geoscience & EnviroSci Educator, Avid hiker, Landscape photographer, WildLink Club Advisor, Central Valley Advocate.