February 21, 2012

Aloha! Tonight’s tours were cancelled because of the weather. The rain is pouring down and we don’t want to get caught in a “white-out”. This is what happens when rain meets with hot lava and steam is created. There is so much steam that you cannot see where you are going and you lose your sense of direction. Risk of injury is increased during white-outs. The leading edge of the flow is about 3/4 of the way down the Pali. Hopefully tomorrow’s weather is more cooperative. Until tomorrow, Aloha!

Picture from February 19, 2012.

 

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