Today, I decided I was going to go out and explore some of the land closer to the road. Elsewhere, I had been warned to exercise precaution when exploring the lava fields. The thick moss that grows over the tops of the rocks can sometimes disguise a small hole as solid ground, and it's possible to seriously hurt yourself. While I took this advice to heart (falling into a moss-covered lava crevice would be just my luck, honestly), I figured that as long as I was extra careful, I shouldn't need to worry. It was with that in mind that I embarked on my journey. I had already taken some pictures when I came across what looked to be a small cave. I grew incredibly curious, and against my better judgement I decided to check it out. I stepped slowly towards, checking to make sure the ground underneath me wasn't going to give way. As I came to realize that the ground there was pretty stable, I became more confident, and began walking at a normal pace. This was, evidently, a bad move, because it was shortly afterwards that I lost balance and slid forward, descending into the cave. This all sounds very dramatic, but I should probably clarify that the cave was pretty small. So much so, that I was able to crawl out without any difficulty. That all being said, I'm pretty sure my life flashed before my eyes as I fell. It was definitely an experience I won't soon forget.