Middle
This is a panoramic view of the Kilauea Caldera as I come down the trail into it.
Some kind of sensing apparatus.  Tilt
meters or seismic thingies.
Close-ups in case this means anything to anybody.  They're using solar power...
Looking into the caldera.  You can see
the path I'll be following.
A look back at the sign I just passed.
Interesting formation.  Cinder from the
crater, then people walking through?
Follow the yellow brick road.  The
stone cairns mark the path.  I sat on
the boulder to the left and ate my lunch
Looking back
Looking forward.  I'm headed for that
pile of rocks in the distance, about a
mile away.
I'm right down in the caldera now.  Just
a little steam, no big deal...!
Just for perspective, that square thing
on the rim is a tour bus
Looking forward
A surveying pin
Coming up on the rock pile.
I wonder what this sign says....
Looking forward.  It's hard to tell where
the trail is.
This is the rock pile.  Some rock pile, huh?
That's the way I'm going
Here I go!  Back across the caldera
The path ahead.  Isn't this cool?  Well, maybe "cool" isn't the right word...
The trail ahead
Looking back
A USGS benchmark.  1965.  I know there's
been a lot of volcanic activity here since then.
Another benchmark.  I can't see the date very
well, maybe 195-something?
That's Volcano House up on the rim
Another look back
Looking forward.  I believe that's
Waldron Ledge
This is another sensor, not the same
as the other one we saw
Looking back
Looking back
This is the trail I meant to take - a
much shorter distance back to the car!
Looking back.  The 0.4 miles is back to
the previous sign
Now they tell me!  This is looking back
at the sign at the head of the trail as I
approach Volcano House
Another one of those "Now they tell me"
signs at the head of the trail.  In case you
can't read it, the sign on the left says
CAUTION
STAY ON TRAILS
BEWARE OF
STEAM VENTS
EARTH CRACKS
AND CLIFFS
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Right.  Volcano House is
somewhere up there on the rim
Photos 2, page 18
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Monday, October 9, 2006
Hiking Kilauea Trails (continued)
Left.  Halema'uma'u Crater is over
there someplace
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