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We were walking through the path of where the lava flowed from the volcano.  Our guide told us that the lava was like water – it takes the path of least resistance and flows downhill.

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As it flows, it moves very fast and hits up against things and as lava separates from the flow, it hardens as it begins to cool.  That hardening leaves a wall in the valley.  The wall was easily 60-100 feet tall.  And the best part is that the wall is rounded, curving in on itself, not straight up and down.  Very cool.

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We had the opportunity to look as some of the hardened lava pieces and examine them.

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And we learned about the different colors in the lava rocks as well.

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