MagazineJun 21, 2018
Dale Altman and his grandson Josh Doran live on a 5-acre (2-hectare) plot atop a hill on Hawaii's Big Island by the erupting Kilauea volcano, where they grow medical marijuana.
They are the last remaining residents on Halekamahina Hill, after two roiling streams of lava spouting from ground fissures and flowing into the sea, completely cut off the community.
Altman, 66, estimates they have $100,000 worth of marijuana in the field that they are harvesting.
A plume of laze, composed of steam, acid and volcanic glass, rises into the sky as lava flows into the Pacific Ocean in the Kapoho area, on the outskirts of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, U.S., June 7, 2018. TERRAY SYLVESTER/REUTERS