Preparing for a lava hike
• Pack a waterproof jacket. The weather is unpredictable and it can get chilly at night during the return hike.
• Wear long pants as a fall can cause not only bruises but deep cuts.
• Wear gloves, as we tend to use our hands to break our fall. Lava rocks are sharp.
Pu’u Loa petroglyphs or rock carvings record the culture of ancient Hawaiians.
New lands are created when lava flows into the sea.