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Living By Lava In Kalapana, Hawaii

Rivers and waves of molten lava continue to destroy the remaining coastline beside the community of Kalapana, on the Southeast shore of Hawaii Island. Though conditions change constantly, it is currently an 8 mile round trip to see the lava’s leading edge. Since 1983, the fiery flows have kept pouring from Kilauea, the longest erupting volcano during the last 200 years. In 1985 Cheryl Adler arrived in Kalapana, a peaceful seaside community. Adler owns private land that is the staging ground for the lava tours in Kalapana, and shares its use with other lava tour guides. The guides help each other finding the flows and watching out for each other’s safety. Lava destroyed Kalapana homes and hangouts as recently as 2010. Although endangered by the continual flows, Adler and the community have planted new life on the edge of the lava field. People come to Kalapana for days and weeks to hike and hunt the red glow of lava. And some will stay as long as time allows. Advanced hikers can take their own lava trek by visiting www.LavaRefuge.com or calling (808) 987-3456. From the newest land on earth, this is Caleb Vegh with Grassroots News. Additional Footage: Caleb Vegh, Ethan Smith Footage / Photography: Noe Perez Vicencio Footage / Editing: Michael Kabia Script / Editing / Footage: J. Rogers

Waimea Valley Hike with Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club

8.5 mile hike at Waimea Valley on the island of Oahu, Hawaii on May 13, 2012

Island Trails – Ka’au Crater Loop GoPro POV

Hiking the entire rim of Ka’au Crater in Palolo Valley, Oahu, Hawaii on June 13th, 2010. The hike consisted of following a contour trail below the crest of Palolo Middle Ridge, passing two waterfalls and climbing a third waterfall, ascending the east rim to the Ko’olau summit, turning left along the Ko’olau summit to reach a trail that descends the west rim of the crater, and then heading south on the crest of Palolo Middle Ridge. Island Trails KaleoLancaster.blogspot.com