December 14,2012 Guided Lava Flow Update

Aloha everyone! Lava is still entering the ocean at a minimal and surface above were excellent. Aloha everyone and welcome to another addition of our guided Lava tour update. Yesterday again the weather held up for our guests and made the tours a success for them also. Beautiful sunset again. The Lava flows on the coastal plains were again active in many areas but most just about 1/4 of a mile towards the Pali from the ocean entry. Beautiful breakouts and cascading flows over cracks and small little cliffs. Just amazing to see. At the ocean entry the flows were awesome again. As for volume, there was not as much volume. Nice little rivers of hot Lava entered the ocean last night. All of our guests were happy and amazed again.

As for the summit of Kilauea, still minor fluctuations of tilt for both summits and no changes. Lava levels remained normal and active. Lava breakouts on the Royal Gardens Pali could be seen from the county viewing area. Mahalo and stay tune for more pictures and updates everyday. Have a great day. ALOHA!!!

December 13,2012 Guided Lava Tour Update

Aloha folks! Wow what a beautiful night it was. The skies stayed clear for our tour last night. Rain had been falling in our area off and on for the past week but just for last night the skies opened up presented a magical night. The ocean entry last was just perfect. Our guests were treated with a nice river flowing into the ocean and many small rivers accompanying that man river. The viewing was just perfect. No other tours but ours was out there so viewing was awesome. The surface flows above were active and flowing. Just above the ocean entry there was a beautiful surface flows which our guests were treated to. Massive breakouts and  small little fingers of Lava were trying to make it’s way to the ocean. What an awesome night.

At the summit of Kilauea, Minor fluctuations of tilt is being recorded. At Halemaumau crater the tilt meter recorded minor deflation. The Lava lake fluctuated up and down right below the inner ledge of the crater. But at Pu’u O’o crater the tilt meter recorded minor inflation. Glow still could be seen from Pu’u O’o crater. Activity is still high on Kilauea as of right now. Also from the county viewing area Lava could be seen flowing down the Pali. A massive breakout revealed it self for Wednesday night a treated the tourist with some Lava. Mahalo for tuning in to our Blog again. ALOHA!!!

December 12,2012 Guided Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone! 12/12/12 was an interesting day. We had got some rain in our area but that didn’t disappoint our guests. All of our guests were just amazed and stunned to what they just have witnessed. Lava on the coastal plains were just incredible. There were many surface flows that were visible and also the ocean entry didn’t disappoint either. Hiking distance have not change but also keep in mind that the hike is a extreme hike. No trails or walk ways. But it is fairly easy for an average hiker. We had three tours last night and all was a success. There will 60% chance of rain through the whole week. Also we will be doing Lava ocean tours soon.

Inflation and Deflation had been fluctuating through this week. Minor tilt action at the summit. The activity at both craters(Halema’uma’u crater,Pu’u O’o crater) has been steady but weak. No big changes in the past week. The Lava lake rose and fell in a minimal amount yesterday. We are wondering what will happen next. We will be keeping an eye on it. Mahalo and have great Thursday. ALOHA!!!

December 11,2012 Guided Lava Hike Tour Update

Aloha folks!Activity towards the bottom of the Pali were the best. Aloha everyone. Lava on the coastal plains were at a minimum but most of the activity were towards the bottom of the Royal Gardens Pali and the middle part of the coastal plains. Massive lava flows were seen on the coastal plains. At the summit the tilt meters recorded minor fluctuations of tilt meaning no drastic change in the summit tilt at Halemaumau crater and Pu’u O’o crater. This in resulting Lava level remain at an average. The Lava lake rose just below the inner ledge of the Halema’uma’u crater and remained level through the night. At Pu’u O’o crater, the level could not be seen cause of rain and fog.

Graph of tilt at Uwekahuna and Pu`u `Ō `ō tiltmeter stations, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

Lava on the coastal plains were awesome and beautiful. Our Guided Lava Tour yesterday was a success. Walking distance has gotten about a 100yards shorter but still about 2 1/2 of a mile hiking distance. Keep in mind there is no trails and very uneven terrain. The ocean entry was awesome. The viewing point was perfect for our guides and guests. Watching it flow into the sea  is always amazing. A new ocean entry should be happening soon. A new flow has made it’s way to the oceans edge. Well Mahalo for tuning in to our Daily blog. ALOHA!!!

December 10, 2012 Guided Lava Tour

Aloha everyone again! Lava flows on the coastal plains have been very active at the this time. Up on the summit of Kilauea and Pu’u O’o vent, the tilt meters have been picking up some strange activity at both area’s. At Kilauea, Deflation had occurred yesterday and at Pu’u O’o, Inflation had occurred yesterday. Very strange activity. But we are seeing a large amount of Lava on the coastal plains.

Surface flows on the coastal plains were wide spread. There were numerous amounts of surface flows on the coastal  plains. Starting from the base of the Pali to the ocean entry. Lava viewing has been spectacular at this time. The ocean was hard to view because of the elevated surf conditions but we saw a nice flow entering the ocean. The ocean entry did not look too promising but we will be having a new ocean entry today. A huge surface flow was just making it’s way to the ocean and our guides have reported that it was just about 30 yards away from the oceans edge. By today we predict  that i will be entering the ocean today. Well Mahalo for tuning into another episode of the Guided Lava Tour Blog. Aloha

December 06, 2012 Tour

Aloha folks! The ocean entry is still flowing well and surface flows are as well. Multiple surface flows were visible along the flow field from the base of the Pali to the ocean entry and some of these flows are decent breakouts. Up on the Pali, there are no visible surface breakouts, but you can still see the fumes from the lava tube system. We have got our trade winds back, which means cooler temperatures and that the plume from the ocean entry will blow away from us. This is good news because the view of the ocean entry will be fairly good. Very good activity at this time, Aloha!

December 05, 2012 Guided Lava Tour

Aloha Folks! The ocean entry is currently still active and surface flows are still visible as well. Our groups were able to view both the ocean entry and the surface flows safely. Usually an ocean entry would form a Lava Delta or Lava bench, which would be extremely dangerous because it would eventually collapse under it’s own weight, but this ocean entry is still “young”, meaning it still has not formed a Lava Delta or Bench. Still, the area around an ocean entry would be dangerous if you didn’t know where to go and what area is safe for viewing. Along the flow field there were many visible surface flows stretching from the base of the Pali to the ocean entry. Overall activity is good at this time. See you later, Aloha!

 

 

December 4, 2012 Tour

Aloha Kakou! The ocean entry is still active and going well along with surface flows above the entry point. Our groups were able to view multiple surface flows near the ocean entry and were able to get up close safely. There were many fingers of lava that were entering the ocean, making for a spectacular show. The weather was cooperative even with the southerly winds. The Tilt meter is currently recording an ongoing inflation at the summit as well as Pu’u O’o. The ongoing inflation can be credited with the high level of activity. Very beautiful flows. Till next time, Aloha!

December 3, 2012 Guided Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone! Steady Inflation for the past week has spurred up activity all over the flow field. Surface flows were active and wide spread on the coastal plains with a beautiful ocean entry which was very visible. At Halema’uma’u crater, the Lava lake had rose just below the inner ledge of the crater and at Pu’u O’o crater glow could be seen from the county viewing area. At times last night Pu’u O’o crater’s glow could be seen from our office in Kaimu. At Pu’u O’o, the active was very high and elevated. That means more LAVA will be seen out on the coastal plains for the next few days.

As for our guided LAVA hikes last night, All of our guest were just happy and filled with incredible memories. All three of our tours were able to get up to some surface flows just mauka(hillside) of the ocean entry. Those flows were very active last night. After those surface activity they hiked on down to the ocean entry where it was just magical.Incredible ocean entry last night. Nice little rivers and and cascading waterfalls of Lava. Book a tour now while the LAVA is HOT!!! MAHALO!