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Description:
A lava tube is a natural tube formed by lava, which is being pushed out from a volcano. Some can even be hundreds of miles away from the volcano as they travel under ground. Convection currents inside the lava it self are making it all the same temperature no mater where you are. A lava tube does not have to have lava in it in order to be called a lava tube. In fact, some are millions of years old. Who knows, you might be walking on a trail and boom, a new discovery of a lava tube is found.
Expanded Description:
This category is for natural lava tubes only. Tubes made from water, erosion, man-made mines, and abandon tunnels will not be allowed. Only tubes made from lava are going to be published. This means if it currently holds lava or used to contain lava it will fit in this category. Here's an example of a very famous lava tube in Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park. (visit link) You can click on different photos to see what a lava tube made from lava looks like. If you have any questions before you post a waymark, feel free to contact any of the group members.
Instructions for Posting a Lava Tubes Waymark:
In order to post a lava tube on waymarking.com, you will need to do a few things first:

NAMING YOUR WAYMARK

There are many ways that you can name your waymark. Some other categories are required that you must follow the naming and others you can name it whatever you want to. In this category, you will need to name it a specific way in order to get it published. There are a few ways you can name your waymark so don't worry if you don't like only one option. There are many options to choose from, but please no combining the different ways.

(If Lava Tube is a National or State Park do the Following)

Name of Lava Tube ~ National Park or State Park Name - Nearest City, State or Providence Abbreviation -- Country

ex. Thurston Lava Tube ~ Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park - Volcano, HI -- USA

(If Lava Tube is not in a National or State Park do the Following)

Name of Lava Tube - Nearest City, State or Providence Abbreviation ~ Country

ex. Spouting Horn Lava Tube - Kauai, HI ~ USA

(If Lava Tube is on Private Property AND you Have Permission From the Owner do the Following)

Name of owner(s) Lava Tube - Nearest City, State or Providence Abbreviation ~ Country

ex. Sam ple's Lava Tube - Kona, HI ~ USA

When you are done, please read the red bold characters below BEFORE proceeding to your next step. Then choose the best one that fits your lava tube and complete the steps.


IF IT IS EMPTY OF LAVA DO THE FOLLOWING:

1. Take at least two photos from two different angles. I understand if there is a cliff and you can't get a second photo. It is ok. All you have to do is state why you can't OR take a picture of the terrain for less of a chance of your new waymarking getting declined by one of the officers.

2. We need actuate GPS coordinates. NO GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES!!! These are not accurate and you could be mistaking for another lava tube. If you can't get coordinates, your waymark will not be accepted, because if we don't know where it is, then we can't get to it.

3. Please include in one of your descriptions where it is located. For example, it is located in Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park. This is for safety reasons and we do not want anyone going into the wrong place.

4. Make sure your waymark is not on private property. If it is, it will get declined. If it is on private property and you have permission from the owner, please indicate their phone number or email so we can verify. Please include the area code for the U.S. Also, include the name of the person(s). If it is on a State/Providence or National Park, that is ok, as long if it is open to the public.

5. If there are any plaques or websites relating to the lava tube, on this please post it here, but remember to put quotes around it so we know for sure you got it off that site.

6. If there is a geocache here, please indicate it in one of your descriptions so the next waymarker knows they can get credit for it at geocaching.com too.

7. If there are any benchmarks, please make a note of that and copy. It MUST be located on Geocaching.com to be published.

8. Remember to upload at least two pictures of the lava tube. Also, if there are any plaque that are about the lava tube upload photos too and put the text in your long description. It needs to be in quotes so we know that is not your writing.

9. Once you are ready to submit it, click the "Nearest Lava Tubes" button just incase if your waymark has been published by someone already. This is so if another waymark of the same lava tube has been published already, you can log a visit on that waymark and this one you can delete, keep for references, or post in uncategorized waymarks section.

10. If you have all of the above items completed and checked, then you are ready for it to be submitted to our 'needs published list'. Your waymark should be reviewed in within three days or so. Congrats on your find. Also, if you want or have time to, please review your waymark to see if there are any mistakes in your long and short descriptions.

IF IT IS CURRENTLY FULL OF LAVA AND LETS OUT IN A BODY OF WATER DO THE FOLLOWING:

1. Take at least two photos from two different angles at the end of the lava tube or where it empties out like a river, ocean, lake, etc. We can see where it lets out. There is usually steam if it lets out in a body of water. If it is on land, you can see the lava, but this will not get published if your lava tube lets out on a volcano. I understand if there is a cliff and you can't get a second photo. It is ok. All you have to do is state why you can't OR take a picture of the terrain for less of a chance of your new waymarking getting declined by one of the officers.

2. The coordinates should be taken where you took the photos. We need actuate GPS coordinates. NO GOOGLE EARTH COORDINATES!!! These are not accurate and you could be mistaking for another lava tube. If you can't get coordinates, then get it where it can be best viewed by like a pull off on a road. If you still get the coordinates then your waymark won't get published.

3. Please include in one of your descriptions where it is located. For example, it is located in Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park. This is for safety reasons and we do not want anyone going into the wrong place.

4. Make sure your waymark is not on private property. If it is, it will get declined. If it is on private property and you have permission from the owner, please indicate their phone number or email so we can verify. Please include the area code for the U.S. Also, include the name of the person(s). If it is on a State/Providence or National Park, that is ok, as long if it is open to the public.

5. If there are any plaques or websites relating to the lava tube, on this please post it here, but remember to put quotes around it so we know for sure you got it off that site.

6. If there is a geocache here, please indicate it in one of your descriptions so the next waymarker knows they can get credit for it at geocaching.com too.

7. If there are any benchmarks, please make a note of that and copy. It MUST be located on Geocaching.com to be published.

8. Remember to upload at least two pictures of the lava tube entrance whether it is on water or on land. Also, if there are any plaque that are about the lava tube upload photos too and put the text in your long description. It needs to be in quotes so we know that is not your writing.

9. Once you are ready to submit it, click the "Nearest Lava Tubes" button just incase if your waymark has been published by someone already. This is so if another waymark of the same lava tube has been published already, you can log a visit on that waymark and this one you can delete, keep for references, or post in uncategorized waymarks section.

10. If you have all of the above items completed and checked, then you are ready for it to be submitted to our 'needs published list'. Your waymark should be reviewed in within three days or so. Congrats on your find. Also, if you want or have time to, please review your waymark to see if there are any mistakes in your long and short descriptions.

YOU ARE COMPLETE.

NOTE: Try to fill out as many as the variables as posible to help ensure other waymarkers know any needed information.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
1. A photo or two is required for a new posting of a visit on this waymark.

2. A brief description of what you saw, didn't see but mentioned on this waymark, what you liked, didn't liked, etc.

3. If any variables are not filled out and you have some of the answer to them, please fill them out. This will help others better understand what this waymark is about and help the owner too.

4. If you have the above completed, you are ready to post your visit! We hope you liked your visit this lava tube!
Category Settings:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
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Variables:
  • National Park
  • Entrance Fee
  • Parking Fee
  • Address of Lava Tube
  • Website
  • Parking Coordinates
  • Geocache
  • Trailhead
  • Handicapped Assessable
  • Length of Trail
  • Days
  • Terrain
  • Difficulty
  • Campsite
  • Rate the Lava Tube
  • Benchmarks