This week I am working as a Park Ranger at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. I will get to experience the various duties of a Park Ranger, such as park maintenance, conservation, incident relief, and interacting with visitors.
The park was officially founded in 1916, though native Hawaiians have known about it for centuries. They regard the park as a sacred location where the deity Pele lives, the goddess of fire.
Hawaii Volcanoes extends from sea level to 13,677 ft (4,169m) and encompasses the summits and rift zones of two of the world's most active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Kilauea has been in nearly continuous eruption since 1983; Mauna Loa last erupted in 1984.
The forecast looks great for the week, so we might finally get to experience some sunny Hawaii weather!