This is pictures from our 4pm tour on the 22nd of December 2011.What a beautiful day today was. Started off with blue skies on the forecast and ended with stars on the hike back. Our guide Andrew took our guests up to a awesome surface flow. Lava could be seen all over the coastal plain and the Royal Gardens subdivision.The hike to the flow is getting shorter by the day. A finger of an advancing lava flow on the base of the hillside is getting closer to the Kalapana area. While leaving the flow field the Ka ili’ili ocean entry showed some life after all. A bright glow could be seen in spurts. As you can see on the picture on the top of today’s blog,it shows our guests at the base of the active flow. Awesome tour tonight. Can’t wait for tomorrow! Also Merry Christmas everyone. We are taking tours on Christmas eve and Christmas day.