March 17, 2012 Update

Aloha! Tonight’s tour was successful. The leading edge of the lava was very active, with the western lobe moving eastward. The flow field has spread out quickly and more lava could be seen just on the eastern side of the western lobe. DI inflation is most likely the reason for that new flow making it’s way down the Pali. Our group safely got up to some surface flow and was able to view the slow moving Paho’eho’e lava.

Here is an old road in the Royal Gardens subdivision, which was  slightly overrun by the Lava.

An old car that was left on the road in Royal Gardens.

An old street sign.

Surface lava that we were able to get up to.

Until next time, Aloha!

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