Puapo`o - Hawii Volcanoes
August 25, 2016
CNN Student News - August 25, 2016
Puapo`o - Hawii Volcanoes National Park
Well, happy 100th birthday, U.S. National Park Service.
Today in 1916, President Wilson established the NPS. It oversees and maintains hundreds of national parks and monuments. And today, we`re visiting part of the park that was founded on August 1st, 1916, shortly before the NPS was, and decades before Hawaii became a U.S. state.
STEPHANIE ELAM, CNN CORRESPONDENT:
Just imagine, about 500 years ago, lava flooding down through this tube, it`s about a mile long. And for the celebration of the centennial of the park, they`re letting very small, select groups take a tour through here.
Let me introduce you to Ab. Ab is going to show us through the tunnel.
AB KAWAINOHOIKALA`I VALENCIA, TOUR GUIDE, HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK:
Welcome to Puapo`o.
It`s so delicate in here and it`s so fragile. This place is awesome and I feel like a guest in here. Every time, it`s a new experience.
(INAUDIBLE) which means follow me.
All of this is scoured out by the lava. And the roof area was the top that crested over.
To be able to move this much in, the tube must be going pretty bad, right?
You cannot outrun that kind of lava flow.
If you can imagine, it`s red, red hot into and the lava just melts the upper surface that causes the icicles to form.
These roots are coming from the ceiling of the lava tube, and above is rainforest.
It almost looks like some big earthmoving equipment came through here and dug up the bottom of the cave.
We`re in the area that`s called "The Amphitheater" because there`s a big opening here. In the absence of light, then this place becomes totally and actually black.
So, at this point, if you see above, that`s our exit.
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