Tom and Leola Johnson of Baxter, and their daughters Caelan, 7, and McKennan, 3, had only heard of the "Green Sand Beach" and set out to find it while on vacation in Hawaii. It was a 3.5 mile hike one way through lava fields during temperatures in the upper 80s. They did a rock climb and spent a perfect afternoon at the beach on the best day to be there -- St. Patrick's Day 2004.
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