here's an ohia tree (Metrosiderous polymorpha - i got to know these trees REALLY well in biology classes) growing out of a miniscule crack in the lava - a perfect example of primary succession at work!
here you can see the new lava flow that has run over the old one
i dont even know what to call this... a chasm?
here's my girl (hiuyan) next to an old tree
notice the path of the new lava flow in the distance
here's some nice scenery pics for you!
there's the blue blue hawai'ian ocean off in the distance
this last one is my favorite
these mysterious troughs look like dragons sleeping in the lava
most of the lava was trecherous to scramble over
it crunched and cracked under your feet
occassionally, the skin of a sturdy-looking boulder would shed itself as you trod on it, sending your foot off with it, as if you were sliding on something slippery instead of rough and brittle
here's a final scenic shot
just to make you JEALOUS ^______^
that's all for now!
sometime ill get back to this journey over the wild lava lands~
it sure was memorable...