August 01, 2013 Guided Lava Hike

Aloha! We had an awesome tour tonight. Our groups were able to safely view both the surface flows and the ocean entry. The ocean entry was very active and we witnessed lava flowing into the ocean as the seawater continued to cover the molten lava, but like always the lava continues to flow as if nothing happened. A breakout happened near the cliff-side and lava flowed down the face of the cliff into the ocean. What an awesome view! At the surface flows our groups once again safely got up close enough to hear, see, and feel the heat emanating from the lava making itʻs way along the surface. Another night with very happy guests, Aloha!

July 31,2013 Guided Lava Tours Update

Aloha everyone! No surface flows at this time but the ocean entry has been really active. We will be anticipating surface flows in the next couple days. Significant inflation at Halema’uma’u crater and Pu’u O’o crater has posed some major fluctuations of activity on the coastal plains. Checkout the graph below provided by The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory(HVO). You also can checkout there website at www.hvo.com.

As for our tours, again it was a successful one for the books. Hiking time was just around 1hour and 30 minutes with viewing time just around 1hour and 15minutes at an average. All of ours guests were super happy. Huge parts of the extended lava bench had collapsed into the ocean with massive explosions of lava followed right after. There were cascading lava rivers entering the ocean.Come and join us while the lava continues to create new land. Aloha!

 

July 30,2013 Guided LAVA Walk Update

Aloha gang! The ocean entry continued to be very active. The most eastern entry point has been the most active entry point at this time. There were more then 4 entry points we could safely view. After Tropical storm Flossie, the weather conditions were extremely great. No rain at all on  the hike. As for the surface flow, there were non. Our first tour at 4pm seen some surface flows but after that, Surface flows had hardened and the rest of the groups had not see it. After monitoring the Tilt meter at the summit of Pu’u O’o vent and Halema’uma’u crater, Inflation has occurred. Lava activity could have picked up and Lava could be flowing on the surface today. Come and check us out at www.kalapanaculturaltours.com and also on Facebook at Kalapana-Cultural Tours and at our business  page at Kalapana(Guided) Lava Hike. See you soon. Aloha!

 

July 28, 2013 Kakahiaka Ke ia la Boat Tour

Aloha Gang! This mornings Boat tour was awesome as we were blessed with beautiful weather and calm seas. Our journey down the coast took approximately 35-40 minutes until we arrived at the ocean entry. As we arrived the sun was breaking the horizon, which added to the Beautiful morning. While there we saw multiple breakouts and two surface flows that were making their way down the cliff onto the bench area. The entry points were extremely active as we witnessed lava pouring into the Pacific Ocean and every once in a while we witnessed small bits of lava being thrown upwards as the waves would hit the continuous flow.

Small pieces of lava could also be seen floating near the entry point. This happens because of the gases trapped in the lava as it hardens once it hits the ocean water. These pieces will float around for a short time until water eventually fills the hollow spaces in the  floating rock. All of this we viewed from a safe distance that we could still take great photos from.

 

 

 

July 27, 2013 Guided Lava Hike

Aloha! The activity we saw was amazing. At the ocean entry multiple breakouts happened during the time we spent there. Two main entry points were visible from our vantage point and both were very active. Our groups were also able to safely approach surface flows, which have been going on for about a week. While there at the surface flows many breakouts occurred. The weather was cooperative and the night sky was clear. This allowed us to see the clear sky and the beautiful milky way. There is a Tropical Storm in the forecast for Monday, so we will post on the status of our tours for Monday and Tuesday as soon as we can. Also check us out on facebook, Aloha!

July 26, Guided Lava Hike Adventure

Aloha Folks! We had an awesome time last night. The activity was great and our guests were able to see multiple breakouts at the ocean entry and were able to safely approach the surface flows. The surface flows are in the same area that they have been for the past few days, while making minor advancements and broke out multiple times while our groups were there. Up near Pu’u O’o, the Kahaualea II flow continues to burn forest Northeast of Pu’u O’o and is approximately 2 miles away. Our guests and new found friends were extremely happy with the activity that we saw. Now is a good time to join us for an authentic experience, Aloha!

July 25, 2013 Guided Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone! Both our Lava Boat Tour and our guided Lava tours were awesome tonight. Lava continued to be really active at this time. The tilt meter at both summits recorded DI deflation. View the meter recorder below provided by the Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory.

The activity on the coastal plains were extremely high. The ocean entry  continued to enter in to  the ocean in two primary entry point. Both entry points were perfectly viewable. All of our guests were extremely happy. The surface activity was the highest of this whole week. Rivers of Lava and oozing  red hot lava made surface viewing an incredible one. Due to deflation at the summit of Halemaumau crater, activity could be the same. Come join our tour now while the Lava is flowing. Mahalo!

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July 24, 2013 Guided Lava Hike

Aloha! Our groups were treated to both the surface flow and the ocean entry. The surface flow had stalled for some time until we got there. One of our groups was there at the surface flow when it had inflated enough for a breakout to occur. No other groups were around at this time, so we got a front row seat at the surface flow. At the ocean entry the lava continues to enter the ocean and the bench area continues to build and collapse every day. Good time to join us on an unforgettable experience, Aloha!