June 16, 2012
We have gotten back from Kona a few days ago where I sunbathe way too long and got a sunburn… a sunburn that caused a Oral Herpes to flare up! So painful! and uncomfortable and ugly… I did not want to come out of the house but Kilauea Iki trail was waiting…
… a totally awesome hike!
The trail descends 400 feet through the rain forest, with native birds in the canopy, to the crater floor. Crossing the still-steaming crater floor, past the gaping throat of the vent that built Pu’u Pua’i cinder cone.
Halemaumau Crater – Pele’s Home