It’s been about two months since our last overflight, and as expected, there’s no visible eruptive activity to report. Isolated areas of the eruption zone continue to degas, but much of the vegetation downwind of the rift is coming back to life. 🙂 Access to the Puna Geothermal Venture facility has been restored, as a … More Lava Update | January 25, 2019
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.
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
The continuing slowdown of Kīlauea’s lower east rift zone eruption has given many of the displaced residents hope for moving back into their homes, but for the animals trapped in kipukas (areas surrounded by lava), life is still a daily struggle because of heat, toxic gases, and lack of food & water. So, after an … More Animal Rescue Mission | August 10, 2018
Dozens of brand new black sand beaches have appeared all along the southeast coast of the eruption site… even as far down as Mackenzie State Park. Several have popped up on both sides of the initial ocean entry at Mackenzie… and the black sand beach at Pohoiki continues to grow daily. … More August 16, 2018 | New Black Sand Beaches (VIDEO)