May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017 May the Fourth be with You! kī hō’alu (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar) by Hilo’s own Ben Kaili Spectacular sunrise… lava flowing down the Pali… and a large portion of the lava delta disappears! Trade winds have returned, sending the...
April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017 Lava Reaches Pali A particularly outrageous overflight revealed numerous picturesque flows, now cresting the Pali (cliffs), and heading down the steeper slope. The Pu’u ‘O’o vent was particularly accessible today… the lake within...
April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 Easter Ducky Lava “Opihi Moemoe” kī hō’alu (Hawaiian Slack Key) by Hilo’s own Ben Kaili Back in the air with Paradise master pilot, Pete Stachowicz. The 61G surface flow is still slowly moving toward the Pali… Pele is...
April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017 Lava Nears Pali The 61G flow, fed from six miles of lava tubes from the Pu’u ‘O’o vent continues to pour lava into the ocean. The surface flow which began a month ago virtually on top of those tubes continues to advance downslope, and...
March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 Rainy Day Lava Mahalo Jake Shimabukuro for the use of his song “Tritone” from the album NASHVILLE SESSIONS available on JS Records Rainy Day Ducky joined Movie-Going Ducky to help pilot Robert Mitchell guide us through the raindrops to the...
March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017

Cool Lava Lake “Poni Aloha” kī-hō’alu (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar) by Hilo’s own Ben Kaili Periodic rain didn’t deter our efforts to to access the Pu’u ‘O’o Vent of Kilauea Volcano this morning… and the lava lake...
March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017

“Celtic Tune” courtesy Jake Shimabukuro from the album “NASHVILLE SESSIONS” on JS Records. Mahalo, Jake! A fine sunrise greeted us on St Paddy’s Day morning! The lake was particularly active today… Pele’s hot liquid rock...
March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017 Lava Hiding The huge outbreaks of the past month on, and just above the Pali are now mostly gone…. 61G’s lava tubes still feed the ocean entry six miles from the Pu’u ‘O’o vent, but no skylights were observed. Even the...
March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017 New Lava Outbreaks Hawaiian Kewalõ Slack Key by Hilo’s own Ben Kaili Mahalo, Ben! A huge new outbreak just above the Pali to the south of the 61G flow is sending many lava streams downslope this morning… truly an amazing amount of activity....
February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017 Plenty Pali Flows What’s new at the 61G eruption of Kilauea? Well, flows on and just above the Pali appear to be robbing the firehose of some of its lava. The ocean entry still sports a tremendous amount of liquid rock pouring into the...
February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 Surface Flows What’s new at the 61G lava flow of Kilauea? Well… we still have an active lava lake inside the Pu’u ‘O’o vent. The vent is a clearing house for lava traveling six miles downslope and entering the ocean with...
February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017 Firehose Lava! The firehose lava at the ocean entry was very visible today and gave us our best shots since it began last New Year’s Eve. The main flow continues unabated, dumping between one and two million gallons of hot rock into the Pacific...