Guided Lava Hike-May 31, 2013

Aloha. Activity at the ocean entry as well as the surface flows have increased. The ocean entry is still flowing regardless of the recent bench collapses. We saw lava flowing down the cliff and creating a new ocean entry point. This flow was starting off as a pahoehoe flow, but as it made it’s way to the cliff bottom it was becoming an A’a flow. The surface flows were extremely active and was very close where we where near the ocean entry. This made for an awesome, awesome night. The surface flows were beautiful and there were multiple big breakouts. We were able to get close to most of these breakouts.  Near the base of the Pali  we could see a surface flow, but higher on the Pali the surface flows have seemed to stall and only a few red dots could be seen. Overall activity at this time is very good. Aloha!

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