Aloha everyone! Last night’s tour was GREAT! The lava is still at an inflation, and there was very good activity. We were able to get up close to the lava and everyone had a BLAST! We definitely look forward to having another AMAZING lava experience on tonight’s tour.
Thank you all for keeping up with our blog posts, ALOHA!
Aloha and welcome to another update of our Lava tours. Last nights Lava tours were awesome and successful. First tour which was led by Mikey had a fabulous time. They were able to get up right next to surface Lava flows. Our guests on that specific to were very happy of what our tour could offer. The 4:30 tour, which was led by Ikaika had a incredible time also. They were at the Lava for almost 2 hours. Lava activity were at a minimal. Due to a slight deflation at the summit the activity had slowed a touch. But still there were a lot of action. Beautiful surface flows, flowed in to little rivers filling a crevasse or little depressions in the earth. Inflation had started this morning and slowly got up to level and this evening would be a perfect night for Lava viewing. The leading edge had stalled a little with minor flows occurring but the flanks of the flow field showed deffer. There were a lot of flows on the flank but after this inflation the leading edge would be activated again and hopefully would start flowing again.
Just wanted to note! On our 4:30 tour, Ikaika took out 12 guest which 6 of them got a rude awakening. What I mean! They were at the county viewing area before hours and ran across an illegal tour company trying to take out tours. They were at the county viewing area at just around 12pm(4hours before operating time). The guide for the illegal company book these 6 people on a tour for $100 per person($600 for all six ppl) The illegal tour guide told these guys to pay at that time to reserve there spots. So they did. The tour guide said it is too early to go out so meet back at this spot in 3 hours(3pm). So they did. While reaching back at 3pm that so called tour guide didn’t show. They waited for over an hour. NO SHOW! They were very disappointed! This had happened many times this year. Just beware on who you look up. We will guarantee you a tour. Aloha everyone and beware for those people.
Aloha everyone! AT this time the summit of Kilauea(Halemaumau crater) and Pu’u O’o crater is still inflating at a steady rate. This behavior have not occurred in a while. In Halemaumau crater the Lava lake had over filled the inner edge lastnight and due to this event the activity in Pu’u O’o crater also will be spurring up. Glow from Pu’u O’o crater could be seen clear and bright from the coastal plains. Activity on the coastal plains will be very active in the next couple days due to these events occurring on both summits. Lava on the coastal plains lastnight was awesome. Lava had filled up a little hole and started moving towards east and seaward. Many different breakout could be seen lastnight and also in the middle of the flow field which it was difficult to get to because of the area it was flowing. Both of our tours got up to some incredible surface flows. Book a tour now while the Lava is hot.
Aloha everyone! Steady Inflation at the summit and Pu’u O’o vent heightened the activity on the coastal plains. Lava flows on the coastal plains were wide spread with many different flows to see. Our tours were at the most eastern lobe on the coastal plains which was heading east towards the Waikupaianaha ocean entry. Still a far ways away but moving steady. Gps readings of the flow front was just under a mile from the ocean. With this much amount of LAVA erupting out of the earth, an ocean entry is possible.
Tours lastnight was very successful. The hiking out took both tours just about 1 hour and a 1/2 each way. Viewing was incredible. Alot of pressure made the flows spectacular. Gentle flows erupted into huge rivers of LAVA lastnight. Book a tour now while the LAVA is hot.
Aloha! We had an awesome show last night with beautiful weather and very nice surface breakouts. Both of our groups were able to safely view these surface flows. The finger of lava that we were at had multiple breakouts that flowed really nicely as it broke out. There is still an ongoing DI inflation being recorded by the tiltmeter. The leading edge from a few days ago was stalled out, but more flows started just above these stalled out fingers. There were also more surface flows that were visible, but we were not able to get up close to these flows. Up on the Pali there were some break outs visible from our location as well as from the Kalapana Lava Viewing Area. Overall activity is good, so book your tour now. Until next time, Aloha
Aloha! The activity tonight was still very good, but the Kipuka seems to have stopped being burned by the lava. Multiple surface breakouts were seen and we were able to safely get up close to them. The leading edge has advanced slightly eastward and towards the ocean. Now is a very good time to book your tour. Aloha