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Dawn Lava Hike (continued)
May 6, 2010
6:04 AM @ 007
That's the "Old View Area 1 & 4"
6:01 AM near "Set"
Look how the flowing lava picks up
rocks...
6:02 AM near "Set"
The new lava is that thick...
the lava flow (cyan line) all the way around to and along the cliff as far as I could go.  At that point, the lava had flowed up
It's light enough now so I don't need the tripod anymore and I can look around.  I took the camera and followed the edge of
It's light enough now so I don't need the tripod anymore and I can look around.  I took the camera and followed the edge of
the lava flow (cyan line) all the way around to and along the cliff as far as I could go.  At that point, the lava had flowed up
to the base of the cliff and I couldn't get by.  The vegetated on the aerial view comes right to the top of the cliff so the
non-vegetated area along the coast is 20 or so feet lower.  After I went as far as I could, I circled back around (yellow line)
and took some more pictures of the ocean entry.  I wasn't able to get the overlay to register exactly right so you'll have to
forgive the slight inaccuracies.  I was not walking in the hot stuff...
6:08 AM @ 008
Jose and the lava flow I am circling.  I will end up on the other side of this ending up off the left side of these pictures.
6:09 AM @ 009
MOVIE (YouTube)
6:20 AM @ 011
6:22 AM @ 011
6;24 AM @ 011
6:24 AM @ 011
MOVIE (YouTube)
I wanted to get up on top of the cliff and get some overviews of the area so I headed back to the car (pink line) to get my
machete and hiking stick.  I've hiked this
before and I knew that the path petered out in thick vegetation before I could get
to the "Old View Area 1 & 4".  So I hiked out as far as I could (orange line) and took my pictures...
6:40 AM @ "Park 2"
Looking back at ocean entry from car...
6:58 AM @ 014
7:00 AM @ 015
7:01 AM between 014 and 016
You can see the hot lava in the center
of the picture that I circled earlier
7:04 AM @ 016
All that light-colored lava in the
foreground is new...
7:05 AM @ 017
step maybe?
And then back up to the top (white line) to check out the lava flow on the road.  The overlay is from May 3 and since that
time the lava has advanced to the end of the magenta line where I walked right up to it.
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7:29 AM @ 020
This is where we used to park...

--->
7:29 AM past 020
You can see the remains of the signs
that were in the old viewing area
7:33 AM @ EOR (End Of Road)
and fire?  It's Jose!  He walked up from
below!  Wearing thin-soled boat shoes
no less!
7:39 AM @ "Park"
A last view of the old parking area.  I really didn't want to leave, it was such a
beautiful morning!  But I just shot almost 300 pictures and a couple of movies
and I couldn't think of anything else to cover.  So...  Bye!
Here are some images from the HVO Image page that might help clarify what's where and when...
(I included the text from the page as well)
29 April 2010
Image showing first finger of lava
approaching the ocean
5 May 2010
Flows reached the pavement where the
former gate resided.
5 May 2010
Just south of the access road, active
pahoehoe was pushing through thick
vegetation, creating scattered brush fires and
small methane bursts.
5 May 2010
Flow expansion over the past day also
covered most of the former lava viewing area.
The County has since relocated the viewing
area farther east.
7 May 2010
A closer view of the recent flows working their
way down the road and through the trees.
The viewing area has been moved back once
again due to its proximity to the lava flows
and potential fire hazards.
7 May 2010
entry continues, producing a weak plume
scattered along the coastline. The lighter
View of the current TEB flow field. The ocean
entered the vegetation and reached the
pavement at the end of Highway 130. Plumes
from the TEB shield and Pu`u `Ō `ō crater are
on the horizon.
5 May 2010
Breakouts continued to be active on the east
margin of the flow field, and hit the pavement
of the Kalapana access road today creating
thick black smoke from the burning asphalt.
I marked up the photo to show you
where things were...
Many of my previous hikes were up to
the bottom of the
pali as far over as
the isolated vegetated areas on the
left, 3 miles out
I marked up the photo to show you
where things were...