An active volcano can be a great place to visit. The view of a flowing lava in the Kilauea is absolutely splendid. The opportunity to see a live volcano doesn’t come every day. If you haven’t experienced it, it could be a tour to be remembered.
There is a conception that Kilauea is a gentle volcano. You might have the idea that it is pretty quiet. It may not be among the most malignant volcanoes; still it is fairly daring and impulsive. There is always a danger in the time of exploding. Kilauea is being exploding unceasingly ever since 1983. The explosion has been so far slow and has caused little threat to the people. Therefore there is always a certain level of risk associated with it.
No matter how gentle Kilauea volcano has been, still it is not much safe to get very close to it. For a certain time there will be no restriction of getting close to the volcano. You could witness the lava very closely.
But it’s not open any more. And there is very good reason behind this. There has been a restriction to the areas where it seems pretty dangerous. At places of the volcano the ground may seem solid. But in reality it is not. Some crusts are formed in the soil because of the lava flow. It cannot be identified by your bare eye. If you step on to it, it may easily be cracked. The crusts can barely bear the weight of a person.
Reaching the ocean the lava becomes cool and thus lava selves are formed. Gradually, the selves gain quite a lot weight. Then they look like solid surface. In time of meeting with the cold ocean water the lava create enormous vapor clouds. Any one standing in the way would be grieved by it.
The rangers work continuously to sort out the safe path to the newest lava flow of Kilauea. It allows the visitors to get close to the lava without involving to any kind of risk. But keep it in mind; you should keep away from getting right to the top of lava. You should also remember that even the safe line has its own risk.
Trekking for 4 miles you will able to reach a spot where you can have a tremendous view of the flowing lava in the Kilauea. From the safe distance the lava appears as red line spreading out. It really is a magnificent view. To see the real picture you need to take a close look. And for that you need the assistance of a professional. With a powerful camera you will able to see the lava closely.
The 4 mile path is not easy to pass. The path is really rough. The surrounding of the path is really risky. One wrong step may lead to disaster. You must not walk away from the path indicated by the rangers.
You can see the flowing lava in the Kilauea. You just need to take a long trekking through a rough path. You may witness flowing lava in some adverse weather condition. The flowing lava presents an outstanding beauty. But you cannot get very close to it. You can gaze the beauty, but not through bare eyes. You need to get help from the professional lens.