Friday Field Foto #105: Basalt channel
This week’s Friday Field Foto is another shot from my recent trip to Hawai’i — I’ve been sitting in my office working very hard lately and catching myself daydreaming about being in this paradise.
On one of the days we spent on the Big Island we did a 6-hour hike exploring around Mauna Ulu in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Much of the area was covered by lava flows from the 1970s. Walking around on this new land is a surreal experience.
One of my favorite features was this lava channel frozen in time snaking its way down the hill.
I know very little about volcanology but, in my head I picture something like this: