Halemaʻumaʻu from Sunday night. The lava is getting closer to the top of the crater.
The Uluhe, Dicranopteris linearis, have incredible vibrant purple shoots. I recently walked a short part of the Kilauea Iki Crater Trail, and stumbled upon many new shoots. Uluhe are prevalent on the East side of the Big Island, but I’ve always found the most impressive specimens to be located within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
I spent yesterday showing visitors around Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. We wound our way through the park, and finished off with a great sunset at Halemau’uma’u. Madame Pele is fast a work down in the crater.