August 18,2013 Guided Lava Tour Adventure

Aloha everyone again! Lava activity on the coastal plains but the ocean entry is slow at the moment. There were 2 lava ocean entry point. Both points were visible with a 3ft wide river followed by a small river just couple feet from each other. The surface activity was high at this time also. The flow field was wide and active. The hike remained just about 2 1/2 to 3 miles each way to the surface flow with an addition of about a mile to the ocean entry. But it is so worth it. The viewing at this time is incredible.

Inflation at the summit has made lava flows on the coastal plains at a high at this time.The lava lake at the summit has rose just about 100ft below the crater rim floor. ┬áSteady rise of the lava lake has been occurring for over 3 weeks with some minor DI Deflation events Happening periodically. Lava flows heading North from Pu’u O’o crater has been burning parts of the Kahaualea forest reserve. These flows North of Pu’u O’o crater might have been taking some of the pressure from the ocean entry. We will be taking a flight up there later this week. Stay tune for updates about that flow. Come and join us before the lava will stop flowing soon. Aloha!

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