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.
A bit of cloudy skies hung over Hilo and much of Kilauea’s east rift zone, but not enough to keep us from confirming that there is no visible eruptive activity. Although a bit of gas still vents from the inactive fissures, vegetation in areas downwind that were parched and lifeless, are now showing signs of … More Lava Update | September 20, 2018
Here’s a little departure from our volcano documentation, as Hurricane Lane misses the island of Hawai‘i, but not without seriously impacting our weather. After 4 days of almost non-stop rain, Hilo had a little reprieve, and we were able to fly over our soggy town for a quick peek at the record breaking inundation… before … More Hurricane Lane aftermath |August 25, 2018
Kīlauea continues to erupt on its lower east rift zone, effusing lava from fissure 8 in Leilani Estates, and flowing into the sea 8 miles away. Levels in the channels have been lower, and are moving slower as well, so much so, that crust has formed over a couple spots. The northern branch of the … More Lava Update | August 2, 2018
Kilauea’s eruptive activity persists, with fissure 8 continuing to feed the massive perched channel within Leilani Estates. Sizable earthquakes at the summit have been generating surges through the system, which in turn have created overflows, instability, and unpredictability. One such breach yesterday, touched off a brushfire in an isolated area adjacent to the braided channels, … More Lava Update | July 29, 2018