Aloha Folks! Lava activity has stalled because of the deflation that has been going on for the past few days and we have cancelled our tours until further notice. We will be contacting those who have reservations to let them know. Our last tour went out on August 29, 2012 and already the lava activity was very sluggish. We did however, see some good activity. All the activity was confined to one spot and we were able to position our groups in this area. We will update every so often and let you know when we will be resuming tours.Until then, Aloha!
P.S.- Here are the photo’s from the 29th.
Aloha everyone and we hope everyone had a great Sunday! For us, the lava activity still was very high. Lava on the coastal plains was also very active. On the HVO webcam, the flows didn’t seem to be very active and looked very sluggish. Don’t let that fool you. Over the past couple months the different flow periods have created a berm that obscures the visual contact of the active flows. The leading edge of the coastal plains flow is just shy of the 1/2 mile mark from the Royal Gardens Subdivision hillside. There is no ocean entry at this time. It is pretty far from the ocean, but it is making it’s way though. At the summit we had steady inflation for the past 3 to 4 days. The lava lake has risen almost to the top of the rim. Both the 4pm and the 5pm tours were able to get up to some awesome LAVA flows. Check out our tour pictures and you can decide there. Awesome photo’s by Kalapana Cultural Tours Guides. Also you can friend us at facebook under Kalapana-Cultural Tours for more info and updates. Aloha and have a great day!
Aloha! Tonight’s activity was good even with the DI deflation, which switched to inflation early this evening. Our group viewed multiple breakouts safely. The leading edge has moved slightly eastward and is still far from the ocean. Up on the Pali, the surface flow has advanced downhill and could possibly make it to the base of the Pali soon. The activity is still good, so book your tour now! Aloha
Aloha everyone again! Lava flows were still very active on the coastal plains. The leading edge is almost a half mile from the base of the Royal Gardens Pali(hillside) and about 1.2 miles from the ocean. No ocean entry at this time. We had 3 tours lastnight. Really good viewing lastnight. There were many surface flows visible and we were able to get up to some nice rivers of Lava. There were huge glow coming from the top of Royal Gardens Subdivision where our guides reported to see a HUGE breakout making it’s way to the coastal plains. The eastern lobe on the Pali, which was making it’s way to the coastal plains, was also very active. At the summit deflation had started yesterday but didn’t effect the activity on the flow field. Really minor deflation. Well hope to see you on the flow field with us. Give us a call and book a tour now. LAVA UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL!!!
Aloha! We had multiple surface flows that were visible tonight. The leading edge is still in the same area and has advanced only slightly. Towards the base of the Pali, there were bright glows indicative of fairly decent sized surface outbreaks. High up on Pulama Pali, the surface flows have widened and advanced downhill slightly. Overall activity is high, so book your tour now! Aloha!
P.S. We will upload the photos later! Mahalo.