My wife & I are visiting Maui & the Big Island before our baby arrives in December. She'll be about 26 weeks when we're on the Big Island (in late Aug/early Sept) & we both are really excited about seeing lava flows!
I've heard from some that actually seeing the lava involves a really long hike, which worries me. She can do short walks, but obviously is in no condition for a long hike. At the same time, I've learned the lava flows have changed a fair bit, so what was true even 5 years ago might not be true today.
Has any been recently enough to advise me of the current situation? Is it possible for a pregnant women to see flowing lava?
Or should I pull the plug on trying to see it by car & do a helicopter tour?
(I'm open to anything -- I just don't want to disappoint her.)
Thanks in advance for your help!