March 08 & 09, 2013 Guided Lava Hike

Aloha Gang! Last¬†night’s tours went well as all of our groups were able to safely get up close to the surface flows and view the ocean entry from a safe vantage point. The wind was blowing straight onshore last night, so our groups were able to view the lava without inhaling any of the hazardous plume created when lava hits the ocean. This steam plume contains acid rain droplets and fine lava particles. Not something that we want our guests or guides inhaling.

Tonight’s tours were cancelled because of the wind direction. The wind was blowing all of the steam over and into¬†the area where our tours take place. For safety reasons we had to cancel all of tonight’s tours. This is very unfortunate for those whose last night was tonight, but necessary as safety is a priority for us. Tours may also be cancelled tomorrow depending on the wind and if the steam plume is affecting our tour area. Hope everyone has beautiful evening, Aloha!

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