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Photo Fave: Hiking Kilauea Iki Crater, Volcanoes National Park – pregnant

by Shelly Rivoli
Big island, big belly, big hike? Time for a big shave ice.
The strange thing about landing on planet “Kilauea Iki Crater” is that the people there look really small. In fact, there are two people hiking out just an inch to the right of my shoulder that you can’t even see when I resize this photo. The surface has alarming cracks where steam often escapes, yet it’s one of the safer places for pregnant ladies and young children to get a Big Island volcanic experience (we were there with both). If you make it to Hawaii’s Big Island with kids small enough to carry or big enough to hoof a good hike on their own (not recommended for those in between), this is a fun and fascinating hike you can do in Volcanoes National Park. Do bring tons of water and sun hats — as you can see, much of the hike is without shade. More information about hiking Kilauea Iki Crater here.This post is part of Photo Friday at DeliciousBaby.com.

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Safe journeys,
Shelly Rivoli
Author of the award-winning Travels with Baby guidebooks

All content of this blog (c) Shelly Rivoli 2007 – 2011

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Anne Patrone September 30, 2011 - 11:41 pm

We loved this hike when we visited the park – it was such a strange landscape on the floor of the crater with all the steam popping up.

Shelly Rivoli September 30, 2011 - 4:04 pm

Very cool!

Marina K. Villatoro September 30, 2011 - 3:41 pm

I hiked up to a mirador with over 5000 steps while being 6 months pregnant and also in the jungles here in Central America.

It feels so great doing it! And being pregnant shouldn't stop anyone from exploring!

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