Aloha! The new flow is making it’s way down along the eastern side of the December 2011 flows. The leading edge of the flow is approximately 4 mi southeast of Pu’u O’o. Last night’s tour was successful and our group was able to safely get up to some surface flows. There were many fingers of lava in the area that we were at. The Royal Garden’s subdivision seems to be getting smaller with each lava flow that comes down the Pali. One resident still lives in the otherwise abandoned subdivision. Soon the leading edge of the flow will reach the bottom of the Royal Garden’s subdivision. Until next time, Aloha!