Well actually Jason AND Rebecca, but I only have visual proof of Jason doing the conquering. This is maybe my favorite picture I have taken of Jason EVER! And to think he was not posing. Actually I told him right after I took the picture about how cool it was and then he started trying to pose, which did not yield nearly as good results. ANTM material he is not!
The caves themselves were very nice in particular because it was a very hot day and inside the caves it is very cool.
We imagined that it would be a good place for fugitives from the law to hide out. Only a small area of the monument is accessible by paved trails and I bet there are tons of these little caves everywhere. It would take forever for someone to notice you! I'm taking a mental note of this.
We only went in the caves that didn't require crawling. Jason was tempted, but I think the sharp lava and no protective gear deterred him. Some were pitch black, and that was pretty neat!
We also climbed up this massive hill of loose lava rocks. That is a PERSON on the hill, that is how massive this hill is. But silly us, when confronted with a challenge, we just can't resist!!
The view from the top was... nice... Neither of us admitted it at the time, but I think it was kind of not worth it. I was definitely huffing and puffing a little by the time we reached the top. Did I mention it was a hot day?