Volcano National park is located at 30 mi/48 km in the southwest of Hilo Town in Hawaii. The park was established in 1916 and is a combination of unique ecosystems and diverse environments that range from the sea to the summit of the world's biggest volcano, Mauna Loa, as well as Kilauea witch is the world's most active volcano.
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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Mount Longonot, Lake Naivasha, Central Province Kenya
One can navigate the mountain in two ways, either by going to the top and coming back down, or get to the top and then go round the crater which is 7.2 km/4.5 mi long. The hike is normally not an easy one and can be achieved by people with considerable fitness.
The whole journey is between 8-9 km/5-5.6 mi but very steep and would take almost 5 hours to accomplish a round trip. Apart from hosting a variety of wildlife at the mountain, the crater floor is covered with small trees and steam vents can be found spaced between the crater walls.
Make sure you have good fitting shoes due to the steep slopes and one needs to be careful not to slip or twist an ankle.