Descent Into The Earth

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Long pants and closed shoes with sturdy soles are necessary to avoid injury from sharp-edged lava rock. Gloves, flashlight, and hard hat are provided (I was happy to be wearing it when I bumped my head twice on low overhangs). Just inside the cave entrance you'll see ohi'a tree roots hanging down. There were also a number of moths in the crevices. Although these provide food for the Hawaiian Hoary Bat, the latter usually roosts in trees and is rarely seen coming out of small caves.

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