Guided Lava Hike-June 01, 2013

Aloha Gang! The activity that we saw was awesome. The ocean entry as well as the surface flow is extremely active. Both are in the same area, so we didn’t have to go very far to experience both. The view we got at the ocean entry was spectacular as lava was pouring into the sea creating the newest land and the newest black sand. There were two main entry points that were visible as well as the farther ocean entry that was not visible. The non visible entry point is the farthest from us and is just inside of the Hawaii Volcano National Park boundary. Every so often we would see a littoral explosion that would become more and more visible as night fell. The surface flows, which were close by was very active and we were able to safely view multiple breakouts up close. Another great night, Aloha!

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!

May 30, 2013 Lava Hike Update

Aloha everyone! The ocean entry closest to us continued to be stunning. Lava could be seen flying into the air as littoral explosions would occur every so often. There have been many small bench collapses that has made the Delta  or lava bench smaller. These collapses can be extremely explosive and no one should be on or near the bench area because it could collapse at any time and without warning. We were able to safely get close to surface flows as well.  The surface flow we saw was very close to the ocean entry and allowed us to view both without having to do much more hiking. We saw multiple breakouts that were very active and awesome to see. Not only did we get to see lava up close, but we got to feel the heat, and hear the crackling and popping as the lava made it’s way along the surface. Incredible. Until next time, stay safe, Aloha!

 

May 29 ,2013 Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone! Lava activity was just awesome. The ocean entry viewing was also amazing. The most eastern flow was the most active one at this time. Lava continued to enter into the ocean in two distinct entry points. The other is located south of the Volcanoes National Park boundary. The southern entry point is also very active but hard to get to. Also we were able to get up to some breath taking surface flows. All of our guests were just amazed by it’s mysterious flow patterns and the way it moves. The surface activity were safely approachable and easy to get up to. Come and join us. Aloha!