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When we did the floes several years ago there was no path. You drove to the end of the road (if they allowed it...sometimes sulfuric acid steam would blow in from the ocean where the lava was, and they would close the road), park, and start walking. It was 3 miles to the lava (they told us). Take off before sunset, get there at dusk, and then as it gets dark the show really gets good.

Then hike back 3 miles in the dark, no moon, no path, black lava, and just the flashlights we wisely brought. But the rangers did set up these flashing beacons and placed them every half mile (I think). Without those it was impossible to tell where anything was. Everything was black. You could step off into the ocean and not know it until you were falling. But just head from one beacon to the next, and you get back to the car.

Didn't exactly fall, but did end up with a few minor cuts and bruises on the lower legs from bumping sharp rocks.

I'd love to go back with my D700...
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