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Lava Hike
February 3 2010
1:05 @ "Toe"
1:06 PM @ 009
MOVIE (39.7 MB)
1:10 PM @ "Sit"
There's some action behind the toe...
1:10 PM @ 010
2 rivers of lava...
1:11 PM @ 010
MOVIE (41.9 MB)
1:13 PM @ 010
MOVIE (25.4 MB)
1:13 PM @ 010
MOVIE (14.4 MB)
1:14 PM @ 010
1:14 PM @ 010
1:21 PM @ 011
If the movies are a little "jittery" it's because the damned wind's blowing me around!
1:29 @ 012
A panorama of the whole shebang.  There's lava coming down through the trees on the far left; more coming down in the
edge of the trees to the left of a previous flow (the light-colored stuff), left of center; and two flows coming down to the right
on the right side to try and get an angle on those two rivers of lava...
1:44 PM @ "Poke"
1:48 PM before 014
MOVIE (21.1 MB)
1:51 PM @ 014
MOVIE (17.6 MB)
2:30 PM @ "Tripod"
As I was leaving, I noticed this weird-looking thing on top of a rise in the lava aimed at the lava flow.  Upon closer
inspection, I decided it was a remote solar-powered camera.  It seems I've been on TV!  How embarrassing!
HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 8:17 AM HST (Wednesday, February 3, 2010 18:17 UTC)
Lava from the TEB vent flowed through the upper 2 miles of the TEB tube system before breaking to the surface and
feeding surface flows above and on the pali. MODIS imagery included
thermal anomalies that extended down the pali on
the west side
of the TEB flows. CD officials passed on a pilot report that described a single active flow on the pali
advancing down the west side of the TEB flows
. The TEcam recorded a few spots of glow at the top of the pali overnight.
GOES-WEST imagery included strong thermal anomalies on the flow field through dawn suggesting continuing surface flow
activity.
This morning, CD officials and a local pilot both reported that the single channelized flow had reached the base
of the pali
. If Kilauea responds to this DI event has the volcano has responded to past events, surface activity may
diminish or stall over the next few days.
[My underlines, my bold]
Chaarrge!
Well, I, of course, had to go!
This was a brutal hike.  It was 3 miles out and the wind was absolutely brutal.  It was enough to knock me off balance and
made walking difficult.  I fell once and lost my hat several times even though it was strapped down.  There were times when
I simply had to stand still and let the wind batter me until it simmered down enough for me to walk again.  Very tiring.
This is a track of my path while out there.  The lava flow was coming down the hill from above
and I was walking all around the bottom and right side of it, keeping a safe distance away...
<-- 10:55 AM @ 003

11:29 AM between "Break" and 004 -->

I'm headed for that smoke...
After "Fall"
slipped and I fell to my hands and
knees, scraping both pretty good.  The
surface has these little flakes from
With the wind buffeting me, my feet
when the lava cooled and contracted
and they'll slip under your feet if you're
not careful...
12:39 PM @ 006
We have fire...
12:43 PM @ 007
And we have a river of lava...
12:45 @ 007
That black stuff is the toe of an
A'a
lava flow being fed by that lava river
Because if all the smoke in the air, I
enhanced the photograph on the left
to get the photo on the right.
I hiked in from the right side and took
pictures of the flows on the right.  I
didn't get all the way over to the left
side.
Same thing, different angle

Because if all the smoke in the air, I
enhanced the photograph on the left
to get the photo on the right.

I hiked in from the right side and took
pictures of the flows on the right.  I
didn't get all the way over to the left
side.
And what it looks like from the ground...
Another view from above of the right
side lava flows where I was playing...
The following photos are from the HVO website