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Hike Mauna Ulu continued
January 27, 2012
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2:06 PM @ *358
2:06 PM @ *358
Looking back down
2:06 PM @ *358
Yup, Mauna Loa's still there!
2:06 PM @ *358
So is Pu'u Huluhulu...
2:07 PM @ *362
2:08 PM
Looking back down...
2:09 PM @ *368
What on earth could possibly make a formation like this?
2:10 PM
Looking back down the hill...
2:11 PM @ *375
2:11 PM
Looking down the hill again...
2:13 PM @ *378
Mauna Ulu crater
2:14 PM @ *379
Looking down in.  This was as close as
I dared get...
2:14 PM
Pu'u Huluhulu with Mauna Kea in the
distance, the flank of
Mauna Loa on
the left.
2:17 PM @ *381
The hump is
Kanenuihamo lava shield
with
Makaopuhi Crater on the right.  
Peeking over the left shoulder of
Kannuihamo is Pu'u O'o, barely visible
2:17 PM @ *381
Mauna Loa's still there...  
Halema'uma'u is still pumping...
2:18 PM @ *384
Another peek at the
Mauna Ulu crater
2:18 PM
I think I'll follow this down...
2:18 PM
There's some instrumentation over
there...  Think I'll go over...
2:19 PM
But there's this little ravine in the way...
2:21 PM @ *389
I'll head down instead.
That flat spot just this side of
Pu'u
Huluhulu
is the perched lava pond
that the
brochure talks about
2:22 PM
It hasn't been long enough for water
erosion to have any effect so any
"shaping" you see was done with the
original hot lava...
2:23 PM @ *393
2:24 PM @ *394
This one leads right down to the
perched lava pond...
2:25 PM
The perched lava pond...
With
Pu'u Huluhulu beyond it...
1:34 PM @ "STM"
We're looking across
'Alo'i lava shield
up the hill at
Mauna Ulu.
1:35 PM @ *323
A collapsed lava tube...
1:37 PM @ *327
Looking across
'Alo'i lava shield at
Pu'u Huluhulu
.   Mauna Ulu is on the
right.
1:40 PM @ *340
This is bad.  Rotten lava.  It's thin and crunchy.  Very dangerous.
1:40 PM @ *340
And then there are those blobs...
1:50 Pm @ *346
Blob.
Don't ask me...
2:01 PM @ *349
Looking downhill...
2:01 PM @ *349
Looking uphill...
2:02 PM
2:03 PM @ *355
2:04 PM
2:05 PM
I can't!