We climbed around the 2008 lava flow, which covered a 2 mile section of road that David and I drove on last time we visited this area. Weston and Brennan are at the old 'Road Closed' sign. Kelton is showing where the lava only partially covered the road.
We hiked through a tropical rainforest filled with birdsong to arrive at the Thurston Lava Tube. Unlike the lava tube we saw in the Mojave Desert, this lava tube was damp and drippy inside. We all were given many. 'Cave kisses'.