April 6, 2008 |
As fiery lava pours down Kilauea volcano toward Jean Olson's lonely wooden house, incinerating everything in its path, there's no place she'd rather be. "Why would I live here if I didn't like it? I have the best view of anyone in town," said Olson, who lives about a mile from fountains of glowing lava spewing into the ocean. "Either she comes or she doesn't. If she comes, we'll pick up and leave." Thousands of visitors a day come to nearby Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to watch Kilauea erupt, something it has been doing for a quarter of a century.
December 13, 2012 |
Explore Hawaii 's Big Island on a two-wheel tour to see the rim of Kilauea Crater, sea turtles at Walohinu and Kona's lush coffee country. The seven-day Hawaii Classic Bike Tour from Bicycle Adventures features a circumnavigation of the perimeter of the island, with rides averaging 45 miles a day. Off-bike activities include a hike into Kilauea Crater, with two nights spent at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park , and a catamaran trip to go snorkeling. The tour begins in Waikoloa.
August 19, 2007 |
A major lava bench along the coastline of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park collapsed into the ocean this week, possibly shaken loose by several earthquakes, volcanologists said. The East Laeapuki delta, an unsteady feature built by lava from the Kilauea volcano flowing into the ocean, has disappeared, said Jim Kauahikaua, scientist-in-charge at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Nearly 44 acres of the bench vanished, perhaps because of a 5.
December 5, 1993
Hawaii--Tim and Pam Strawn, Los Angeles: "Carson's Volcano Cottage, P.O. Box 503, Volcano, 96785. (800) 845-5282. Two miles from Kilauea/Hawaii Volcanoes National Park." Rates: $65 to $95. New Mexico--John Brodhead, La Canada: "The Desert Rose Restaurant, 4515 Corrales Road, Corrales, 87048; (505) 898-2269. Outstanding food and service and the world's best homemade salsa." $32 for two.
December 12, 2012 |
WHERE AM I? Well lighted and high up This man is changing a lightbulb in one of the country's best-loved national parks. (Bring on the ranger jokes.) This fancy lamp hangs in a signature park hotel, well above sea level, somewhere west of the Mississippi and east of the Ginza (in Tokyo). But which hotel is it, in which park? (Hints: The park was founded in 1890. The hotel opened in 1927 and was used as a Navy hospital during World War II.) Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, Calif.
April 10, 2008 |
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park remained closed for a second day Wednesday as officials waited for a change in wind direction to blow away sulfur dioxide belching from Kilauea volcano. The National Park Service said air conditions were worse than Tuesday, when 2,000 people were evacuated from the park.