May 02, 2013-Guided Lava Hike

Aloha! Great activity was seen at both the surface flows and ocean entry. The ocean entry is as strong as ever and is continuing to make the Big Island larger. Multiple breakouts were visible and safely approachable, which makes it possible to feel the heat and hear the crackle of small pieces of lava that jump off of the inflating/stretching surface flow. We were able to view this awesome ever-changing phenomenon which relatively few people have seen. The surface flow on the hillside is slowly advancing and can be viewed from the Kalapana Lava Viewing area. Overall lava activity is great and we had another awesome night, Aloha!

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