Along Crater Rim Drive we came to Klauea Iki Overlook. We got off the bus and walked the 1/2 mile section of the Crater Rim Trail to the Overlook. The crater looked fairly tranquil but, in 1959 it was a seething lava lake, with lava fountains up to 1,900 feet. From the rim it is difficult to comprehend the scale of Klauea Iki. The crater is a mile long, 3,000 feet across, and the floor is 400 feet below the overlook.

On this photo, we zoomed in so we could see the hikers in the crater.