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47suetravels wrote a review May 2020
Waterford, California72 contributions55 helpful votes
Went to take a look at the lava flows of 2018, VeRy difficult to get you mind around the devastation that took place and ALL the miles and miles of very deep lava. Interesting, but also so sad to know of all the people that lost there homes here.
Date of experience: May 2020
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Cindy H wrote a review Feb 2020
Alameda, California1,551 contributions225 helpful votes
Just the sheer thought of driving over and around all the lava created by the recent volcanic activity is amazing. Get lost. Drive all over and see where you can go. The scenery is very creepy eerie. You won't be disappointed.
Date of experience: February 2020
Mike H wrote a review Feb 2020
Phoenix, Arizona1,794 contributions328 helpful votes
137 currently ends just past Isaac Hale Park because of lava flows. The road is laid over the lava field but I believe it only goes to peoples property and not over to 132. We had to take a detour to get to Lava Tree Park. Along the road is a lot of scenic points and also the Nude Beach at Kehena.…
Date of experience: January 2020
Teresa wrote a review Dec 2019
The immense power of mother nature was on full display as we traveled highway 137 in Hawaii in November 2019. We started our journey at a place called Uncle Robert's at the south end of the Highway. A quirky little place with interesting people who have amazing stories to tell if you take the time to listen. As we traveled up the road, we were treated to sights of breathtaking black lava cliffs dropping into the sea, and the display of the waves crashing into them was absolutely stunning! We happened upon a Hawaiian Burial Site and it was fascinating. Since we felt we were on sacred ground,we tried to be be very respectful, we had sort of happened upon the site, it was a very small site, not a cemetery. We then came to the place where the lava from the May 2018 Leilani Estates eruption had flowed to the ocean and they had started rebuilding the road. It was very apocalyptic looking. Nothing green remained. The road, at that time, ended at Isaac Hale Park, which obviously had, at one time, been much larger, until the lava cut it off. This is where the boat ramp at Pohoiki no longer goes into the ocean and is now land locked. The trip was amazing! So much to see!…
Date of experience: November 2019
PlPlJns wrote a review May 2019
Humble, Texas130 contributions37 helpful votes
The temporary road built over the the lava fields was amazing and something that I never expected to do. Route 137 along the coast provided beautiful sights.
Date of experience: May 2019
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