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Lava Hike - It's baaack!
May 1, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 8:18 AM HST (Wednesday, April 28, 2010 18:18 UTC)
Lava from the east rift zone vent, flowing initially through a lava tube system, continued to supply surface flows that have advanced slowly to the
southeast down the Pulama pali, east of the Royal Gardens subdivision, and across the coastal plain. The dominant flow advanced to 20 m
(66 ft) west of the current Viewing Area (former trailhead) yesterday (see most recent map) and continued for at least 200 m (660 ft) southward
toward the ocean by last evening. GOES-WEST satellite imagery confirms that the flows remained active overnight through dawn. HVO
scientists do an overflight of the flow field this morning to assess current conditions.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:29 AM HST (Thursday, April 29, 2010 18:29 UTC)
Lava from the east rift zone vent flowed through a lava tube system to supply surface flows advancing slowly down the Pulama pali east of the
Royal Gardens subdivision and across the coastal plain. The dominant flow advanced to 20 m (66 ft) west of the current Viewing Area (former
trailhead) Tuesday before turning toward the coast;yesterday, the front had advanced about 300 m (1,000 ft) southward toward the ocean; the
active flow front was about halfway between highway 130 and the coast. GOES-WEST satellite imagery confirms that the flows remained active
through dawn. HVO scientists will visit the area this morning to assess current conditions.

Friday, April 30, 2010 7:47 AM HST (Friday, April 30, 2010 17:47 UTC)
Lava from the east rift zone vent flowed through a lava tube system to supply surface flows east of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision
and across the coastal plain to the coast.
Yesterday at 12:15 pm, lava first entered the ocean just west of the old coastal Viewing Area [my
emphasis]. GOES-WEST satellite imagery confirms that the flows remained active through dawn. HVO scientists will visit the area this
morning to assess current conditions.

Saturday, May 1, 2010 7:04 AM HST (Saturday, May 1, 2010 17:04 UTC)
Lava from the east rift zone vent flowed through a lava tube system to supply surface flows east of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision
that advanced across the coastal plain, past the relocated Viewing Area, and on to the coast; lava has been entering the ocean since Thursday
at noon. Lava has also been intermittently active immediately north of the relocated Viewing Area. GOES-WEST satellite imagery confirms that
the flows remained active through dawn. HVO scientists will visit the area this morning to assess current conditions.

I was heading from Volcano down to Seaview when I saw the plume coming from the ocean entry so, instead of turning off
to the Seaview house, I kept going straight down the road to the end.  I parked my car down a 4WD road that the locals use
to go a fishing spot and there it was, only a 10 minute walk away!
Here's my tracks from the day.  The overlay on the right is from April 28, the latest map from the HVO Status Page.  As of
my hike, the lava flow had reached the ocean.  The cyan line in the right image is the path I drove to where I parked.  I left it
off the image to the left so you could (sort of) see the road.  The hike out is marked, as usual, with the green line.  After the
right-hand jog above "008", I pretty much followed the edge of the lava inland until "Lv Edge".  It was hot but not fluid.  On
the way back (magenta line), I found a liquid flow and poked it ("Poke").  I picked up the edge again (at "Edge") and
followed it down to the ocean entry.
Hike Out
Hike Back
11:23 AM @ "Park"
11:31 AM @ 004
11:32 AM @ 004
11:33 AM @ 004
MOVIE (YouTube)
11:35 AM @ 004
11:36 AM @ 004
11:36 AM @ 004
11:37 AM @ 004
11:37 AM @ 004
11:38 AM @ 004
11:44 AM @ 006
A collapsed lava tube
11:47 AM @ 007
11:48 AM @ "View Area"
MOVIE (YouTube)
11:50 AM @ "View Area"
MOVIE (YouTube)
11:53 AM @ 008
11:54 AM @ 008
12:00 @ "Hot"
I quick-stepped across this hot lava...
This woman doing the video works at the University of Hawaii, Hilo.  We keep
seeing each other out here or at seminars at the school
12:09 PM @ "Old View"
Remember that
sign?
<--- April 23

May 1 --->
12:21 PM @ 012
11:40 AM  @ "View Area"
A panorama showing the new lava flow on the left (the shiny stuff) and the view area on the
right.
11:45 AM @ "View Area"
A wide view of the people looking at the ocean entry.  A pretty good breeze is keeping the
plume low...
11:47 AM @ "View Area"
A panoramic view of the flow field.  The ocean entry is off to the left.  The old viewing area is in
the distance on the right.  This is the same view as the movies below...
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