River Of Fire
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I like this photo because it shows the scale of the lava relative to the land. You can also see how far inland the lava remains liquid near the surface, with just a thin veneer of hard crust on top. When I was visiting the island, I saw advertisements for lava hikes and I also heard some locals commenting on how every year (just about) there are reported injuries and even deaths caused by hikers getting too close and falling through the crust or being overwhelmed by the fumes. Very scary. In this photo, I think you can get a feel for why. Posted 6 September 2010. Photo was taken August 23, 2010. You can see a collection of all my Hawaii photos by going to http://www.colleenmgriffith.com/Galleries/Travel-Destinations/Hawaii
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