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 Shadow of the Mi-Wok, Sonora, California USA
Hiking trails are spread everywhere across the mountains. There is something for everyone in the Sonora Pass region, as there are all kind of trails, easy, intermediate and high elevation and also long day adventures. One of the best trails to hike is Shadow of the Mi-Wok.
It is a 0.5 mi/0.8 km, easy trail with elevation gain of 50 ft/15.2 m. The trail starts across the road from the Summit Ranger Station at the Pinecrest Y. Park in the Ranger parking lot. Pick up a flyer from the station and then cross the road to find the beginning spot of the trail.
While wandering on that trail, you can discover and admire examples of the Mi-Wok Indian life, such as tepee-like structures built of cedar bark, grinding stones and bark shelters. The trail is not maintained during winter.