Exploring Volcano National Park

At volcano national park there were many things to see. It was very cold and windy while it was drizzling rain.

There was even a caldera that had a big gap. It was the color of black and brown. The sides were sharp and it was small. There were slopes that were deep. It was not that grassy it was mostly yellow grass.

The Volcano National Park has lots of very sharp rocks. They are lots of pahoehoe lava rocks in the park. There were A'a rocks every where. They were very sharp and jagged. The color was black and brown. You can see Pele's tears and Pele's hair there. Pele's tears are grayish black and Pele's hair is goldish gray.
There are a lot of trails leading to different parts of the park. One of the trails leads to a big volcano. You can visit lava tubes.

They also have steam vents and petroglyphs.

We saw pele's flowers. It was the color of red and was growing out of lava. It had a poky part with fuzzy stuff at the end. Different plants like Ohialehua, sugarcane, ginger, eucalyptus, bamboo, koa, and many other plants can also be seen.

  The Devastation Trail

We saw Hawaiian chickens that looked like pidgens while we were walking on the Devastation Trail. You can see Peles tears. Peles tears look like shiny glass or rocks. You can see branches that look like dead animals bones. You can see the Lehua flowers on the trees. The flowers smelled really good and looked really nice. The trail was long because it was 1 mile long. It had holes on the trail. It was a board walk trail. It had a big tree that had old branches. At the end of the trail there is a lookout. From the lookout you can see lava rocks.


Thurston Lava Tube

Thurston Lava Tube was formed by a type of Lava called pahoehoe. The tube is wet and damp and has moss hanging from the ceiling. The Thurston Lava Tube Is very dark. It is in a circular shape when you walk in it.

When you walk half way through it the ceiling slopes a little bit down then it slopes back up. The ground is very rough. When the lava tube was formed the lava went around it and formed a circular shape. That is how the Thurston Lava tube was formed. The Lava Tube has many plants around it. There were pine trees, moss, ohia lehua, and ohelo berry.

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