LAVA TREE STATE PARK. If you are curious about exactly where this is, use the "Map This" button above the photo to bring up a totally cool zoom-able map, complete with markers for many of the photos in this album.
Prior to 1790, there was a forest of 'Ōhi'a Trees here. Then, all the sudden, rapidly flowing, extremely hot lava filled this area to a depth of 11 feet. Where the lava contacted the trees, both tree and lava changed the other: The trees were nearly instantly burned to ashes. However, the contacting lava was cooled just a few degrees -- enough to become more viscous than was the surrounding pool.
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