Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkWritten by Gregg Strand
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Start your visit at Kilauea Visitor Center located just beyond park's entrance station. The Park is open 24 hours a day year round. Kilauea Visitor Center is open daily from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Here, you will receive latest information on trails, ranger-led activities, road conditions, and safety precautions. Because of dynamic nature of two active volcanoes in park, conditions can change rapidly.
"Born of Fire, Born of Sea" is featured 25 minute film that is shown in Kilauea Visitor Center on hour throughout day, starting at 9:00 a.m. with last film shown at 4:00 p.m..
If you have only one to three hours, explore summit of Kilauea Volcano via Crater Rim Drive, an 11-mile road that encircles summit caldera, passes through desert, lush tropical rain forest, traverses caldera floor, and provides access to well-marked scenic stops and short walks.
If you have three to four hours, you may also explore East Rift and coastal area of Park via Chain of Craters Road. This road descends 3,700 feet in 20 miles and ends where a 2003 lava flow crossed road. Depending on changing volcanic activity, there may be opportunities for viewing active lava flows from end of road. No food, water, or fuel is available along Chain of Craters Road.
(This information was obtained from National Park Service.)
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History of travel luggage: From the beginning to today! Written by Christopher Vorelli
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