|Self-portrait of Photographer|
But, hell, what is life without some risk. One of the biggest risks on this walk was losing your balance on the uneven footing of the rough basalt and falling. I frankly began to look at the cacti as soft.
Reading of the hike brochure (after our return to the car) said that the following picture is smooth or pahoehoe lava. There were definitions of Hawaiian terms but no definition of smooth. They did mention that pahoehoe lava frequently has a ropy texture which seems to contradict my definition of smooth.
|Life grabs a toe hold|
I found myself wondering if the more elaborate cairns were in fact monuments to those hikers, who like my sister and myself, left our water in the car, or lost their way between cairns.
|Heading to the next cairn - can you see it?|