Our weekly flight was pushed up a couple days earlier, and we’re sure glad it was, as the weather worked out perfectly, and so did the activity! Although a cloud layer over Pu‘u ‘O‘o obscured our surroundings at the vent, the lava lake bubbled from several spots on its surface… and its shape seems to be evolving, as the eastern wall had a partial collapse, and there’s a formation growing along the base of its western wall. Southeasterly winds also gave us a different vantage point that usual. Downslope, the upper flow field had small nosebleed breakouts, but the majority of action has moved to Pulama Pali, with multiple rivers of lava flowing down the steep hillside. Both the eastern and western lobes were very active. See the photos and their captions below!