July 23, 2013 Guided Lava Hike

Aloha! The lava activity is awesome and we were able to see both surface flows and ocean entry. Our groups safely got up close to surface flows and viewed the ocean entry from a safe vantage point. The surface flows have advanced slightly toward the ocean and slightly eastward. Two main ocean entry points are visible as well as the entry point just inside of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park boundary. All guests were happy with the tour and the activity that we saw. Great night, Aloha!

July 22, 2013 Guided Lava Adventure

Aloha Viewers! We had another awesome night with awesome activity. The ocean entry continues to flow and the surface flow, which broke out last night has advanced since last night. Surface flows have been rare in the last few weeks, but these past two nights have been great as our groups were able to safely view both the ocean entry and surface flows. Down at the ocean entry, the Lava Bench continues to grow and collapse as each day passes. Once again, the Lava Bench or Delta is not a safe place to be because of the unstable and ever-changing conditions and fluctuation of activity. Tonight’s weather was more cooperative than last night and everyone stayed dry. Another night of extremely happy guests, Mahalo and Good night!

July 21, 2013 Guided Lava Hike Adventure

Aloha! Lava activity was awesome tonight! Our guests were able to see both the ocean entry and the surface flows. That is right, surface flows broke out tonight and our groups were able to safely get up close to them. The surface flow is located above the ocean entry approximately 200 yds. The bench area has collapsed further and lava continues to flow into the ocean and create new land. What an amazing evening even if it was a little damp. Now is a good time to book an unforgettable adventure with us, Aloha and A Hui Hou!

 

July 19, 2013 Guided Lava Hike

Aloha Folks! The activity at the ocean entry was awesome. As we arrived at the ocean entry we were able to see lava flowing out of a lava tube and into the ocean. While we witnessed this awesome sight, all of a sudden half of the tube collapsed into the ocean. This was amazing to see because as the tube collapsed so did part of the lava bench. This is why no one should be on the bench. A part of the bench could collapse at any moment and without warning. There are still no surface flows, but the activity at the ocean is awesome. Until next time, Aloha!

July 18, 2013 Guided Lava Adventure

Aloha! Activity at the ocean entry is still very good and is actually getting better. Lava continues to flow into the ocean and is making the bench area bigger. There are three entry points that are visible and one that is not. The non-visible entry point is located just inside of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Once again, as night fell the color of lava really started to show. Beautiful weather doesn’t hurt this awesome experience either and our guests were very happy with their experience.Aloha!

July 17, 2013 Guided Lava Adventure

Aloha Kakou! What a beautiful evening we had tonight. Although there are no surface flows, the lava activity is good at the ocean entry. The nearest entry point is really active and lava could be seen flowing down onto the newly formed black sand when the waves receded. Every once in a while a wabe would cover the flowing lava, but would only slow it down for a short period of time. Like nothing happened, the lava would continue to flow. A surface flow broke out on the bench while we were there. This was a short lived surface flow that we could not get to because of the area it was at. The moon is half full, which gave us a little moonlight and added to the already beautiful night. See you later, Aloha!

July 16, 2013 Guided Lava Hike

Aloha everyone! We had an awesome night at the ocean entry tonight. There were multiple entry points that we viewed from a safe vantage point and the activity at the ocean entry has picked up. A small portion of the lava bench has collapsed since last night. We also witnessed a small bench collapse soon after we got there. A piece cracked off of the bench area and lava started to pour into the Pacific ocean. Awesome activity at the ocean entry. Every one was happy and pleased with the activity that we saw. Aloha and A Hui Hou!

July 15, 2013 Guided Lava Hike Adventure

Aloha Viewers! The activity was at the ocean entry was great and we witnessed many breakouts at the ocean entry. A small portion of the bench area had collapsed since last night and while we were there another small piece of the bench area had collapsed and a nice flow was seen dumping into the ocean. Every few minutes we would view Littoral explosions, which would throw lava up into the air. The Kahaualea flow is still burning the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve and is North of Pu’u O’o. Still a great show at the ocean entry and guests were very happy. Till next time, Aloha!

July 14, 2013 Guided Lava Hike

Aloha Folks! Still no surface flows that we are able to safely get up close to, but the ocean entry is active and lava continues to flow into the Pacific Ocean. The bench area continues to grow every day and may collapse soon. New black sand is also being created as each day passes. There are surface flows, but they are on the ever dangerous bench area. Overall activity is good and everyone is happy with what we saw. Aloha!

July 13, 2013 Guided Lava Adventure

Aloha! What a beautiful evening we had as lava from the ocean entry could be viewed from a safe vantage point. The ocean entries were extremely active and multiple breakouts were witnessed as they broke out from the lava bench. The lava just kept on flowing even though the ocean continuously pummeled it. Lava was sometimes seen flying into the air, which was even more spectacular as night fell. A nice surface flow broke out on the lava bench area. This flow was very active and flowed over the side of the bench and into the ocean. Everyone had a great time on tour last night. Aloha and A Hui Hou!