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Hike the path of Mauna Loa's 1868 lava flow
January 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Volcano Awareness Month continues!
RCUH-Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) geologists Katie Mulliken and Lil DeSmither lead this guided hike along the Pu‘u o Lokuana trail in the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. During the hike, you learn about the eruptive history, structure, and current status of Mauna Loa, Earth’s largest active volcano, as you traverse lava flows from its 1868 eruption. Katie and Lil explain the volcanic features along the trail and tell the story of the destructive eruption and associated earthquakes in 1868. They also share information on how HVO monitors Mauna Loa, which has erupted 33 times since 1843, most recently in 1984. A park ranger will assist with the hike to answer questions about the Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Free!
When: Saturday, January 11 at 10 a.m.
Where: Kahuku Unit