August 2, 2012 Lava tour update

Aloha gang and Happy ALOHA FRIDAY! Lastnights tour was great. Both of our tours got up to some nice surface flows on the coastal plains. Both of our tours had a nice show Lastnight. Both on the coastal plains and the Pali(hillside) were very active. On the Pali we could see massive rivers cascading down a steep hill and and flowing on to the coastal plains. Huge glow could be seen from the County viewing area in Kalapana. On the coastal plains there many breakouts that we could get up to. We could view some little rivers to some incredible HUGE rock moving breakouts. Both of our tours stayed out for almost 2 hours because of the beautiful activity. It is approximately 1.2 miles from the ocean from our last GPS reading and heading in the Kalapana direction which is east at this time. Deflation had started yesterday at noon. Very slow and nothing to worry about right now. We are expecting an inflation today or tonight. Well aloha everyone and have great ALOHA FRIDAY!

August 01, 2012

Aloha Folks! Tonight we were able to view flowing lava. That’s right, we got up close to some nice surface breakouts. The weather was overcast and made for some nice hiking conditions. The leading edge of the flow had stalled out due to the deflation a few days ago. However, the current ongoing inflation has caused the leading edge to reactivate, although it is a little sluggish. This should change with the ongoing inflation and we should start seeing more activity in the next few days at the leading edge. Until tomorrow, Aloha!

July 31, 2012 Update

Aloha Everyone! Tonight’s tours were able to get up close to some small rivers of lava safely. The weather held up and our guests were able to enjoy the active lava flows. Up on the Pali the flow coming down between the Kipuka’s could be seen. Currently, the overall activity is good and we are now experiencing a DI inflation.Now is a great time to book your tour. Till next time, Aloha!