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Re: Black Ancient Beach Lava, Iceland

You can visit Iceland with the Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's travel video, "Land of Lava, Waterfalls & Glaciers". Video plays at: http://www.adventurepics.com/I....aspx?VF=Iceland.MP4 Stills Picture Gallery at: http://intrepidberkeleyexplorer.com/Page38.html
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Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

GarryRF ·
Quite an extensive piece of work DrF. Very interesting. And a pleasure to read. Is the site still hot below ground ? I've visited a few volcanos and climbed the crater. But knowing its been dormant for so long doesn't inspire me to overstay my welcome !
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Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for reading the piece and for your comment, GarryRF! The "Yellowstone" hot spot has migrated over the past thousands of years from eastern Oregon, across southern Idaho and now sits right under Yellowstone National Park. Actually the hot spot hasn't move at all, the earth's places move away from the hot spot, but it's just another way of thinking about it. I'd be careful about being around an active volcano but don't mind hanging around places like this or much of the Hawaiian...
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Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

GarryRF ·
Yellowstone National Park has over 500 Geyser's - so I guess that counts as a "Hot Spot" (I just Googled it) I remember the smell of sulphur being one of the giveaways to a live site so I'll sniff my way about! Thanks for the info DrF.
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Re: March 26, 2017: Looking Down Into The Lava Lake Of Erta Ale In the Danakil Depression

Amateuremigrant ·
Truly remarkable experience. A bit close for comfort ! Hope you had some bread and a toasting fork !
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Re: March 26, 2017: Looking Down Into The Lava Lake Of Erta Ale In the Danakil Depression

Grand Escapades ·
No, I did not ;-) But yes, it was a unique experience !
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Re: The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 1). Volcanoes Park

PHeymont ·
Great pictures, and great memories. This was our favorite part of Hawaii...especially the "end of the road" where the park highway suddenly comes to an end against a pile of lava from a few years ago. It's a big tourist attraction, yes, but it seemed much less so than many other places on the islands.
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Re: The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 1). Volcanoes Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, PHeymont. It's a great destination partially because the tourist industry can't control it. The volcano will do what it wants and as the flow of lava over the road reminds us, we have little power to stop it.
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Re: Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Redux

GarryRF ·
A reminder of the destructive power of nature. I'd be worried about the soles of my shoes melting and welding themselves to rock ! Is the access a tourist has only to dormant areas ? Fascinating blog from what must be the most "lively" location on Earth. Once again DrF , educational and interesting !
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Re: Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Redux

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Garry, and thanks for your comment. The active areas within the National Park are off limits because of toxic fume levels, not so much because of lava. The roads to the Pahoe area (outside the park) of actively flowing lava are closed and access is theoretically restricted. For a fee, one of the locals will guide you to the flowing lava. Remember this is thick fairly slowly flowing lava, not unlike moving pancake batter. But it is hot and you have to be careful. Shoes can melt and worse...
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Re: Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Redux

GarryRF ·
Hmm.... maybe I was right ! I have no wish to terminate my "footloose" attitude. Sounds like a lake with thin ice. Diamond Head on Hawaii was my limit !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 12, 2014: Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

MsK ·
Wow, that would be something to see. Thank for sharing.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 29, 2015: The art of lava

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm often amazed at how beautiful the small things in nature can be.  Whether a bee pollinating a flower, a wild animal stopping to look at you, a blade of grass struggling to grow in a desert, or how sculpted lava can seem.   These photos...
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Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Redux

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a huge fan of National Parks, and one of the most amazing parks anywhere is Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island.  When you visit, you'll know why it's a UNESCO World Heritage site !   I've previously shared some of my...
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March 26, 2017: Looking Down Into The Lava Lake Of Erta Ale In the Danakil Depression

Grand Escapades ·
There are few experiences more exhilarating than staring at the primal forces of nature. Grand Escapes shares wonderful photos and memories of visiting the lava lake of Erta Ale In the Danakil Depression
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The Road to Yellowstone

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby sets out on a closer-to-home-than-usual trip of a lifetime, a first visit to Yellowstone National Park, with her Montana-born pal, Deb, as guide.
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Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Arco, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time exploring Craters of the Moon National Monument until the rains came.
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April 22, 2020: More from Craters of the Moon

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some more pictures from her visit to Craters Of The Moon National Monument in Arco, Idaho.
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 1). Volcanoes Park

DrFumblefinger ·
(Volcanoes National Park -- plume of volcanic smoke from Halema'uma Crater) There are many places in the world I wish everyone could visit.  At the top of this list is Hawaii.  It’s a great travel destination and for me retains...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 9, 2014: Halema'uma Crater, Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Dr.Y ·
One of the most exciting things about visiting Volcanoes National Park is an opportunity to see molten lava.  This is somewhat a matter of luck.  Sometimes when you visit, there'll be easily accessible lava flowing; at other times, nothing...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 12, 2014: Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Dr.Y ·
      The landscape on the Big Island of Hawaii is simply amazing!  You can watch it change before your very eyes at Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site .  The park is home of Kilauea volcano, one...
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March 3, 2017: Los Hervideros, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Beautiful eroded lava cliffs and caves are the subject of this Pic of the Day.
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Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
 Sometimes when I reflect on my travels, trends stand out that I might otherwise never have noticed.  For example, I’d not have thought myself unusually interested in volcanoes or lava, but in the past few years I’ve visited a...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 29, 2015: The art of lava

IslandMan ·
amazing pictures, Dr F...yes, the small things can be interesting too...these are works of art by mother nature and you've captured them well
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 29, 2015: The art of lava

GarryRF ·
Between the lava flow and live foliage returning - how long will have passed ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 29, 2015: The art of lava

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: Between the lava flow and live foliage returning - how long will have passed ? Hard to be sure as there are repeated flows of lava over the area I took pictures in, but at least 25 years and probably more like 50-75 years for those with better developed grasses and ferns. Lava flows are often quite narrow, maybe only a few hundred meters wide, and overlap often.
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Re: The Road to Yellowstone

DrFumblefinger ·
One of my favorite journeys and destinations in the world! There's no place quite like Yellowstone. I look forward to exploring it with you!
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Southern Coast, Big Island of Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Southern Coast, Big Island of Hawaii
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