Lava Cakes, or Lava Fields

A few miles south of Kihei, on Maui, are the Lava Fields – Kings Trail. This amazing place was formed by two volcanic eruptions that sent hot lava slowly oozing down each side of Haleakala and the West Maui mountains.

There are very few places on earth where you can see lava flows that occurred over a million years ago.

It is a protected area and the access road is purposely left rough and rugged to control speed. Also, there are numerous limited or no sight areas, again demanding cautious driving.

Dottering Oldsters

As we walked down toward the surf a nice young man, probably in his 40’s warned us the wet rocks were slippery. What a nice thing to say to two obviously dottering oldsters. I should have responded with a “Why, thank you sonny.” But at my advanced age I didn’t think of it until just now.

With all that it is not a place to miss.

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