August 15, 2012 Tour

Aloha! Tonight we were treated to some beautiful surface flows. We also saw rivers of lava coming down the Pali. The leading edge of the flow is approximately 1/2 mi away from the base of the Pali. The flow at the top of Pulama Pali was also visible. This flow has also advanced, but not as much as the flows on the coastal plains. Tonight’s weather was also cooperative and we did not get wet. The sunset was beautiful and it threw many colors on the clouds and into the sky. What a beautiful night! Until next time, Aloha!

August 14, 2012 Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone! Tonight’s tours were pretty much identical as August 13, 2012 tours. The Lava was about 150 yards from the previous nights tours. Awesome viewing tonight. Still the tilt meter at the summit and Pu’u O’o crater haven’t made any movement. Little movements on the meter but still above average scale. The tilt meter had recorded the ground tilt at just below +1 microdians. That means a lot of Lava is still in the system. On the HVO webcam page the coastal plains were very active.  The activity is approximately 1/2 mile from the base of the Pali. Just incredible activity. Aloha and have a great day. Mahalo!

 

August 13, 2012 Lava Tour Update

Aloha and we hope everyone is having a great day. Well we just like to add the activity is really high. For the past 3 days we have been seeing some incredible flows on the coastal plains. The summit is still inflating after almost five days non-stop. That is very interesting just to say the least. We haven’t seen this kind of behavior for a very long time. So the activity is very high. There are two lobes on the coastal plains. The western lobe, which is a little further and less active than the eastern lobe, which is a lot closer. The eastern lobe is approximately 1/2 of a mile from the base of the Pali and moving east at this time. It seems to have a lot of pressure behind this flow. Many breakouts could be seen and good size breakouts too. The 4pm tour which was lead by Andrew stayed out for almost over two hours because of the activity. The 5pm tour was lead by JoJo, who also stayed longer then usual, also stayed out at the lava field longer then expected. Come join us and book a tour for this week. Well it is happening right now. Don’t miss it for the world. ALOHA!

August 12, 2012

Aloha folks! Tonight our groups safely got up to surface flows. There were multiple breakouts on the flow field and the leading edge has advanced slightly since yesterday. Flows could be seen coming down the base of the Pali just below where Jack Thompson’s house was. The flow near the top of Pulama Pali has advanced slightly and could be seen from the County Viewing Area in Kalapana. All this activity can be credited to the ongoing inflation that is happening. Overall activity is good, so book your tour now! Aloha!

 

 

August 11, 2012

Tonight there were multiple surface breakouts that were visible. The flow coming down near the base of the Pali was very active and there were a few different flows in the same vicinity. The flow high up on the Pali has advanced downhill a little and could be seen from the County Viewing Area in Kalapana. Our groups safely got up close and personal to surface flows. The leading edge has advanced slightly since last night. There is still a slight inflation, so activity should be good. Until next time, Aloha and Mahalo for viewing!

August 10, 2012 Tour

Aloha! Lava is still in the area and our group was able to get up close to surface breakouts. The leading edge of the flow is approximately 1/4 mi from the base of the Pali. Also visible coming down just east of Jack Thompson’s house’s location were a few rivers of lava. These rivers of lava were cascading down the lower part of the Pali. High up on the Pali is a surface flow that can be seen above the eastern most Kipuka of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision. Overall activity is good, so book your tour now. Until next time, Aloha!

August 9,2012 Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone on this wonderful Aloha Friday in Hawaii.  We hope everyone is having a great day. Our August 9, 2012 Lava tour, our guests got to see some nice Lava flows on the coastal plains again. Still the Lava flows are active at this time. Many surface breakouts could be seen tonight and touched. Touched? that’s right touched. We meant poking the Lava with a 2 meter stick. You also could checkout live photos from the Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory website on there webcam page. Both our 4pm and 5pm tours were very happy for what they have witnessed on our tour. Still there were a steady inflation at this time. The lava lake in Pu’u O’o and Halemaumau didn’t have any changes over the past day. Active didn’t increase or decrease in the past 24 to 48 hours. All could change in a few days or hours. The Kalapana Lava Viewing area, which is open for the public, had great view of the Lava cascading down the Pali in Royal Gardens about 3 to 4 miles away. Awesome viewing. Well have a great day and enjoy! ALOHA

 

August 7, 2012 Lava Update

Aloha everyone! Inflation had started Monday night and threw out Tuesday. Late Tuesday night another inflation had occurred and the Lava lake in Halemaumau crater rose. Also at Pu’u O’o crater activity had spurred up. Alot of activity  could be seen on both of our tours tonight. Awesome show again TUTU Pele had in store for us. Lava had advance  approximately 1/4 of a mile from the Royal Gardens Pali(hillside). Also we could see nice rivers of Lava cascading down the Royal Gardens Pali. Also there was an eastern lobe on the Pali that had advance down the hill since Monday’s tour. The flows on the coastal plains were very active. There were two lobes on the coastal plains. The first one, which is approximately 2.9 miles from start of the walk to the Lava, is the most eastern lobe. Then there is a western lobe which is just about a 1/2 of a mile further. Both lobes is very active at this time. There is no ocean entry at this time. Lava is about 1.2 miles away from the ocean. At the Kalapana Lava viewing area you could see some nice flows from a distance.Mahalo and stay tune for more updates.

August 05, 2012

Aloha Folks! DI deflation has caused the flow field to stall out. All of the action is towards the base of the Pali. The leading edge has also stalled out. Last night our group was able to find some nice surface breakouts below the base of the Pali. The hike is just a tad further now. Up on the Pali, the flow coming down next to the eastern Kipuka of the abandoned Royal Gardens Subdivision has widened and advanced downhill. Mahalo for tuning in. Aloha!

August 03, 2012 Update

Aloha! Deflation has caused the leading edge to stall out, so all the activity was near the base of the Pali. Rivers of lava were seen coming down the Pali. Our groups were able to safely get up close and personal to surface breakouts. Currently the DI deflation has switched to DI inflation, so the leading edge of the flow should reactivate by tomorrow night. Have a good night, Aloha!