Matt and Satomi on the cliff at the end of Chain of Craters Road.

Cliffs at the end of Chain of Craters road.

Satomi by an arch in the rock formations on the cliffs at the end of Chain of Craters road.

An arch in the cliff formations.

An arch in the cliff formations.

Rob ignors the danger sign to keep away from the edge of the cliff.

This side of the island is kind of a desert.

Satomi exploring where the road was ran over by lava.

Satomi exploring where the road was ran over by lava.

Satomi points out that the road is closed.

The road closed sign got ran over by flowing lava.

Matt and Satomi on the cliff at the end of Chain of Craters Road.

The troglodyte (Rob) comes out of his cave.

Various lava flows. The two types of lava are a'a and pahoehoe. Pahoehoe is glassy, smooth, or ropelike. A'a is rough and cinderlike.

A road sign (it is blank on the front) that was ran over by flowing lava.

Various lava flows. The two types of lava are a'a and pahoehoe. Pahoehoe is glassy, smooth, or ropelike. A'a is rough and cinderlike.

While we were there, lava from Mt Kilauea had filled the lava tubes and was flowing into the ocean. When two thousand degree lava hits seventy degree water it creates a lot of steam as shown in the picture.

Various lava flows. The two types of lava are a'a and pahoehoe. Pahoehoe is glassy, smooth, or ropelike. A'a is rough and cinderlike.

Various lava flows. The two types of lava are a'a and pahoehoe. Pahoehoe is glassy, smooth, or ropelike. A'a is rough and cinderlike.

Satomi overlooks a part of the road the lava missed.

Various lava flows. The two types of lava are a'a and pahoehoe. Pahoehoe is glassy, smooth, or ropelike. A'a is rough and cinderlike.

A vicious lava canyon.

Matt and Satomi on the cliff at the end of Chain of Craters Road.

Various lava flows. The two types of lava are a'a and pahoehoe. Pahoehoe is glassy, smooth, or ropelike. A'a is rough and cinderlike.

Various lava flows. The two types of lava are a'a and pahoehoe. Pahoehoe is glassy, smooth, or ropelike. A'a is rough and cinderlike.

Various lava flows. The two types of lava are a'a and pahoehoe. Pahoehoe is glassy, smooth, or ropelike. A'a is rough and cinderlike.

As Ian Malcolm said in Jurassic Park, life will find a way.

Various lava flows. The two types of lava are a'a and pahoehoe. Pahoehoe is glassy, smooth, or ropelike. A'a is rough and cinderlike.

Lava up close and personal. Look at all the pretty colors!

Lava up close and personal. Look at all the pretty colors!

Two thousand degree lava splashes into eighty degree water at night (taken with a small camera and no zoom lens).

Two thousand degree lava splashes into eighty degree water at night (taken with a small camera and no zoom lens).

Two thousand degree lava splashes into eighty degree water at night (taken with a small camera and no zoom lens).

Matt and Satomi on the cliff at the end of Chain of Craters Road.

Two thousand degree lava splashes into eighty degree water at night (taken with a small camera and no zoom lens).

Two thousand degree lava splashes into eighty degree water at night (taken with a small camera and no zoom lens).

Two thousand degree lava splashes into eighty degree water at night (taken with a small camera and no zoom lens).

Two thousand degree lava splashes into eighty degree water at night (taken with a small camera and no zoom lens).

Kalapana Village Cafe near the end of Chain of Craters road. This place makes everything fresh and has a great environment. We experienced live ukulele playing and tiki torches, a great way to dine after watching live lava at night.

Kalapana Village Cafe near the end of Chain of Craters road. This place makes everything fresh and has a great environment. We experienced live ukulele playing and tiki torches, a great way to dine after watching live lava at night.

Kalapana Village Cafe near the end of Chain of Craters road. This place makes everything fresh and has a great environment. We experienced live ukulele playing and tiki torches, a great way to dine after watching live lava at night.

Matt and Satomi on the cliff at the end of Chain of Craters Road.

Matt and Satomi on the cliff at the end of Chain of Craters Road.

Matt and Satomi on the cliff at the end of Chain of Craters Road.

Matt and Satomi on the cliff at the end of Chain of Craters Road.

Cliffs at the end of Chain of Craters road.