Hawaii is home to some of the most beautiful attractions in the world, and that is why people love visiting some of its volcanoes. They are scenic and looming for those who can enjoy the setting and what it has to offer.
This is where Hawaii Volcanoes National Park comes into action.
The Hawaiian lava tubes that have been set up are well appreciated for the sight they create. These were formed naturally 500 years ago due to the organic lava flow from the nearby volcanoes. The lava flowed down, and it created these tube-like shapes on the ground that can now be seen.
The centennial celebration for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is coming around, and the local tourism setup is going to let people come in and take a look at one of the tubes. The tube that is going to be shown will be Puapo’o, and it was formed in 1901 by those who were searching for quality.
There were 1.8 million visitors in 2015 for those who wanted to take a look and now there are going to be a lot who take a look at Puapo’o too.
One of the reasons people have not been allowed to take a look at these tubes has to do with safety along with preservation due to the historical value of these tubes. They have a large role to play in the history of Hawaii, and they want to make sure things are preserved as they should be.
They have tested some of the tubes such as Puapo’o and feel they are fragile. This means they could start to crumble with more and more people walking around. They want to keep things in shape and manage them as well as they can.
It is going to be hot for those who decide to take a look at Puapo’o. This is a 4-mile hike that is going to take you from one end to the other. There will also be an elevation change of 500 feet as a person progresses in the tube.
This is going to take a lot of work for those who want to enjoy the setting.
They call it one of the most active volcanoes on the planet. They state it is only a matter of time before Mauna Loa erupts again and that is what they always talk about in Hawaii.