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Mauna Ulu Spatter again
September 6, 2012
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When I plotted the last hike, I noticed there were some crack that I hadn't seen the first time.  
So I went out and checked those out too (green line).  I really wanted to follow the cracks all
the way up to Mauna Ulu, but I was denied by a field of
a'a lava...
10:51 AM @ "Park"
Mauna Ulu.  The cracks that the
eruption started from run from here to
there...
11:10 AM @ *044
10:53 AM @ *002
Mauna Loa with Halema'uma'u
erupting in front of it.  And my truck...
11:11 AM @ * 045
Looking back...
10:53 AM @ *002
Looking to my left toward *130 at some
of the mounds of spatter that came
from fountains of lava
11:12 AM @ *051
10:53 AM @ * 002
The lava fountained out of giant cracks
in the ground...
10:54 AM @ *007
This became a sea of lava that crusted
over and was sprinkled with cinder...
10:56 AM @ *009
Lava erupted from these cracks and
flowed back in...
10:56 AM
Leading straight to
Mauna Ulu...
10:57 AM @ *013
Looking back...
10:57 @ *013
Looking forward...
10:59 AM @ *018
Looking over at the spatter ramparts
from the main crack
11:01 AM @ *023
Notice this crack isn't rounded.  It didn't have hot lava entering or exiting.  This one
must have happened later after things had cooled down...
Looking back...
Looking forward...
11:04 AM @ *028
11:06 @ *029
11:07 AM @ *034
11:08 AM @ *034
More rounded stuff indicates hot
flowing lava...
11:08 AM
11:09 AM
11:09 AM
11:10 AM @ *040