Awesome evidence of ancient eruptions at Kamanele Park

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Park maintenance workers cut back some thick brush along the edge of Kamanele Park for the first time in recent memory and exposed a magnificent cascade of lava rock.

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From a distance, the rocks look almost like the remnants of an ancient temple lost in the jungle, but as far as I can tell this is a natural formation.

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You can really see how the hot lava flowed, folded, then cooled.

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A very young Barack Obama lived across the street with his grandparents for a time, and it’s not hard to imagine young “Barry” running around the park and perhaps climbing around on these same rocks.

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Tree roots have grown around and through some of the rocks, and it looks pretty amazing.

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More rocks remain hidden beneath the scrub, but maybe we’ll get to see them some day soon.

 

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