The County of Hawaii recently completed the restoration of vehicular access to Pohoiki for residents and landowners, and while it remains closed to the general public, the road is beautiful! Below are photos of the road, and a few other areas we visited during our overflight.
November 20, 2018 Mackenzie-Pohoiki Road from Mick Kalber on Vimeo. A brand new road connecting the red road from Mackenzie to Pohoiki is now complete. Numerous sea arches and black sand beaches dot the coastline from Mackenzie to Kapoho… some of the nicest new beaches are along the sea cliffs of Mackenzie at the beginning … More November 20, 2018 – Mackenzie-Pohoiki Road (VIDEO)
October 16, 2018 Halemaumau!!! from Mick Kalber on Vimeo. October 16, 2018 Halemaumau!!! We got our first close up look at the newly remodeled Halemaumau Crater at Kilauea’s summit this morning… and she is absolutely stunning! Halemaumau has grown to over a mile wide… and is somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-hundred feet deep. There … More October 16, 2018 – Halemaumau!!! (VIDEO)
This morning was our first day visiting the eruption site without the TFR in place, which prevented us from flying below 3 thousand feet. We got some great shots of the new beaches from Kapoho to Pohoiki. … More October 3, 2018 – Still No Lava (VIDEO)
Clear skies and no 3000′ TFR made for a fantastic morning overflight! And, once again, there is no visible eruptive activity on Kilauea’s lower east rift zone, although there still is a small amount of sulfur dioxide and steam venting from the recently active fissures. Flying over this newly created landscape at a low altitude … More Lava Update | October 3, 2018