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    Posted August 9, 2012 by
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    Travel snapshots: Otherworldly landscapes

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    Beware, tourists not wanted, hostile landcape


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Kalalau123 captured these lava flow images from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on April 2, 2002. "The hostile landscape of Kilauea is just that... hostile. If flowing lava does not kill or burn you, volcanic gas will," he says. "People were warned away from this massive volcanic spill."
    - Anika3, CNN iReport producer

    This was the scene of the great Mother's Day Flow on Kileaua. Totally hot landscape. People were falling though hot lava vents and some chidlren fell into lava pools. There was no supervision. If you went into the flow area you were on your own. Very hotile, dangerous and deadly and the black flow had no light and no trail, you were on your own all night. It was a dark, strange and foreign place that extended for miles with no sanctuary. The date was April 2 2002.
    The lava flow continued for miles to the coast interrupted and covered roads and trails and all things man-made. It became a hostile landscape for a few weeks, until it cooled and we could once again return to the top of the pali, the great cliff, with a degree of safety.
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