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After Dark in the Park at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2018
Volcanic geology along Saddle Road on the Island of Hawaiʻi
The new Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Route 200, commonly called the Saddle Road, crosses the center of the Island of Hawaiʻi between its two largest volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Traveling this road takes you through a varied landscape of historically interesting geological features, including large and young lava flows, cinder cones, kipuka, and ancient ice age dune fields. This contrasting scenery shows outstanding examples of how Hawaiian volcanoes mature and age. Join Rick Hazlett, affiliate geologist with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, as he describes this “outdoor classroom” in which visitors can learn more about how our aloha ‘āina (precious land) came to be. USGS photo: Pu‘u Huluhulu, a forested Mauna Kea cinder cone surrounded by younger Mauna Loa lava flows, is at the crest of Saddle Road.
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