Guided Lava Hike-April 03, 2013

Aloha! Still no surface flows, but the ocean entry is very active. There are a few different  entry points in the area. The ocean entry that we view is still nice and a piece of the bench had collapsed last week, which must have been spectacular except for being dangerous. The bench is dangerous because it can collapse at any time. Once the weight of the bench is too much for itself to handle it will collapse without any warning. This makes being on the bench potentially fatal. Not only being on the bench is dangerous, but being near the bench area is also dangerous because of the bits of lava that are thrown back onto the shore.

Up on the Pali, the surface flow between the abandoned Royal Gardens Subdivision and the Keoni Kipuka could be seen again. This flow is slowly advancing, but doesn’t seem to be making huge advancements. The Kahaualea flow is approximately 2.5 mi away from Pu’u O’o and the glow can be seen from the Kalapana area. Until next post, Aloha and A Hui Hou!

April Fools-April 01, 2013-Guided Lava Hike

The ocean entry was great, but there were no surface flows that we were able to get up close to. We were in the same area as last night and it was just as active if not more active than the previous night. Lots of new black sand is being created as well as new land, which means that Hawaii island is getting bigger each day the lava continues to flow. Up on the Pali, we could see the surface flow that was peeking over the Pulama Pali. This surface flow has advanced and may make it’s way down the hillside. Beautiful night, Aloha!

March 31, 2013-Guided Lava Hike

Aloha! We had an awesome tour. There weren’t any surface flows to get up close to, but the ocean entry was awesome. Multiple entry points were seen and as we were there we witnessed small fountains of lava. Lava was being shot up into the air. This was a spectacular sight. The lava bench could be seen and this was where most of the surface flow was at. Up on the Pali, there was a surface flow that could be seen from the Kalapana Lava Viewing Area. This flow is between the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision and the Keoni Kipuka. We had some good weather as well.Very good activity. Aloha!