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Lava Hike Update

Lava entry on approach

Since last week the lava entry on the coast has moved closer to the viewing area. Although this is giving us some great views, you will be tempted to cross the ropes and stand on the edge of the coastal cliff to get a look. It is not advisable to cross the rope boundaries the National Park has put in place at any time. Especially to stand directly over the delta being created. I have seen others doing this and I fear what can happen when (and I mean when) that gives way. Most collapses produce large explosions with molten debris becoming airborne and deadly HCI (hydrochloric acid).
Even with all the dangers, it is still one of the most beautiful and awe inspiring sites to behold, and very safe when using common sense.
Here are some shots from the other day. Enjoy.