Happy Hump Day Wednesday! It’s hot and sunny down here in Kalapana, with cool breezes. Today is looking like a great day! On such a sunny day, please don’t forget to use sunscreen!
On our Guided Lava Tour for Monday night, we had a group of 8 originally set to go on tour. We had our Guides Herbie, and Kukui ready for this Extreme Lava Hike. Joining them they had a mixture of beginner to Intermediate hikers, who were all aware of the Extreme Hike and what to expect. Upon departure we had a single person interested in joining the Lava Tour, and we were able to get him informed and signed in quickly. Herbie and Kukui’s Guided Lava Tour were able to view the surface flow on the Pulama Pali.
Our Extreme Guided Tours are still going strong, as the surface flows continue on the Pulama Pali. Unfortunately there is still no activity on the coastal plains. On our Guided Lava Tour last night, our guide Trevor had a group of 6 people, who were all intermediate to advanced hikers. Trevor’s Lava Tour were able to see a good amount of surface flow, and a nice break out. On the way back out they stopped and enjoyed the night sky view, and saw shooting stars. This Guided Lava Hike took a total of 7 hours, which is a pretty quick tour.
On a side note, the lava lake at the Halema’uma’u Crater located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has risen, and spilled over a few times at the Outlook crater rim. The view there is awesome on a clear night. If you haven’t already checked it out, now is a great time!
Have a great day!