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Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs - 1 member in 3 triplogs has rated this an average 3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Mar 15 2017
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47 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pu'u Loa PetroglyphsHawaii, HI
Hawaii, HI
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fricknaleyTriplogs 3,390
Hiking1.29 Miles 95 AEG
Hiking1.29 Miles   1 Hour   1 Min   1.27 mph
95 ft AEG
 
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hike out to the petroglyphs down the chain of craters road (fun drive). nice interesting site in the middle of nowhere. pretty hot and exposed out there.
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Sep 27 2012
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47 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Pu'u Loa PetroglyphsHawaii, HI
Hawaii, HI
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GrottoGirlTriplogs 1,452
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While in Volcano National Park, I had to check out the petroglyphs that were chipped into the dried lava. The trail starts from the Chain of Craters road and has an ocean view. It's also in more of a flat area where the wind seems to be a constant companion.

The petroglyphs from between 1200-1450 are found on the pahoehoe lava bedrock which is mostly smooth. I saw many holes in which parents would place the umbilical cord of their child. This was to ensure the long life of their child. There were also many circles, stick men, and I even found a sea turtle form.

What I find interesting is that the human form is often depicted in the same manor on the island as well as on the mainland.
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47 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pu'u Loa PetroglyphsHawaii, HI
Hawaii, HI
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RedwallNHopsTriplogs 1,355
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