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    Red shows where the new hot lava is at...
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    Helicopter Tour

    by DEBBBEDB Updated Mar 10, 2014

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    Favorite thing: One of the best things we did was take a helicopter tour of the volcano. It was really neat to do. We left from the airport in Hilo

    We flew right over all the glowing lava and we could really see it well because it was a cloudy day and really showed up. I wasn't as interested in the last part of the tour - it was just some waterfalls. The whole air part of the tour was about 50 minutes.

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    Hawaiian Budweiser - King of all Beers?

    by Jerelis Written Aug 16, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. In America it wasn’t really that hard to find the brand we liked, it was clearly Budweiser, popularly referred to as Bud.

    Budweiser is a lager made with a proportion of rice as a substitute adjunct for barley malt. This immedaitely shows the problem for selling it in Europe as traditional brewers serve beer with only the four main ingredients (water, hops, wheat and barley). So Budweiser is not produced accoring to the German "Reinheitsgebot". But we found out that it didn’t taste distinctively different.

    The Budweiser bottle is a rather familiar icon to most Americans. The bottle has remained relatively unchanged since its introduction in 1876. We liked it, but the fraze “King of all Beers” is a bid of an overstatement!

    The fun thing is that on the island of Hawaii we drunk Budweiser out of a bottle with a specially designed label on it. Have a look!

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    Historical Facts IV

    by Jerelis Written Sep 8, 2005

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    Favorite thing: * Just a mere 42 years ago, Kilauea exploded in a cascading fountain of fire 1,900 feet in height;
    * The east rift zone on Kliauea has been spewing lava intermittently since January 3, 1983;
    * To the southeast, far beneath the ocean's surface, another Hawaiian island is slowly building, due to emerge in about 10,000 years;
    * This NP is the most popular attraction on the Big Island;
    * Pregnant women and anyone with heart or respiratory problems should avoid both the sulfur banks and the fumes!

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    Historical Facts III

    by Jerelis Written Sep 8, 2005

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    Favorite thing: * Five volcanoes formed the Big Island perhaps a half-million years ago;
    * Just a mere 42 years ago, Kilauea exploded in a cascading fountain of fire 1,900 feet in height;
    * The east rift zone on Kliauea has been spewing lava intermittently since January 3, 1983;
    * To the southeast, far beneath the ocean's surface, another Hawaiian island is slowly building, due to emerge in about 10,000 years;

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    Historical Facts II

    by Jerelis Written Sep 8, 2005

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    Favorite thing: * Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet is earth's most massive volcano;
    * Mauna Loa is also the most massive mountain on earth, occupying an area of 19,000 cubic miles;
    * Measured from its base on the seafloor it rises 56,000 feet, more than 27,000 feet higher than the Mount Everest;
    * Kilauea is the world's most active volcano;
    * The park encompasses 230,000 acres and ranges from sea level to the summit of the volcano Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet.

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    Historical Facts I

    by Jerelis Written Sep 8, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Designations:
    - Hawaii National Park - August 1, 1916
    - Hawaii Volcanoes NP - Settember 22, 1961
    - International Biosphere Reserve - August 1, 1980
    - World Heritage Site - December 10, 1987
    * This National Park displays the result of 70 million years of volcanism;
    * Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet is earth's most massive volcano;

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    Hike to see best views

    by TropicGirl77 Written Nov 20, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I suggest taking a hike to see some of what many people talk about . See where the lava flowed over the roadways ... climb over hardened lava ... see new life growing on recently flowed lava ... see how nature stops at nothing alongs it's path. Feel the heat as you near recent lava path ... but please stay within the boundaries the Park Rangers have marked out.

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    Where?

    by KiNyA Written Aug 3, 2003

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    Fondest memory: The park is located in the south central part of the Big Island (30 miles from Hilo, 96 miles from Kona). Zhe terrain ranges from arid expanses of lawa flows to lush green jungles; the climate from dry desert to dripping rainforest.

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    Since 1916!

    by KiNyA Written Aug 3, 2003

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    Fondest memory: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was established in 1916 as the country's thirteenth national park, and was created to preserve the region's unique volcanic fetures, it's early human history, and the plant and animal life that is part of this special bio-region.

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    HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

    by KiNyA Updated Oct 4, 2002

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    Fondest memory: HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK is seething with fire and brimstone, hissing with hot steam. Kilauea Volcano has been erupting since 1983 and still is at press time. The earth's most active volcano, Kilauea stages a powerful drama you can actually see…
    Conditions for wiewing the eruption change. From a hike at the end of Chain of Craters Road, you can typically see steam clouds where lava spills into the sea. Park rangers determine if visitors can get near this; it's best to go at dusk to see ''red'' lava; a flashlight is mandatory.
    First stop in the park is at Kilauea Visitor Center for a helpful intro (including watching a documentarian about erupting etc). Drive the 11-mile Crater Rim Drive; it encircles exsamples of volcanism. Descent onto the crust of a crater on the Kilauea Iki Trail. You must see Thurston Lava Tube and its quick forest walk. Jaggar Museum is also a must. It provides a scientific and cultural look at volcanoes, plus has operating seismographs. While there, don't miss the exspansive wiew at Halemaumau Lookout.

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