Category Archives: Volcano

See the Big Island grow right before your eyes!

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the YouTube video contributor, volcanochaser. I’m hooked on his videos and have subscribed to his updates. Check out his latest video showing lava flowing into the ocean at a black sand beach.  (Email subscribers, click here to access the video.) If you are going to the Big Island to see the lava flow, ... Read More »

When Lava Meets the Road

You’ve heard of the expression, when the rubber meets the road. Well, what happens when hot lava meets the road? Just watch this outstanding video of a fresh lava flow on a section of Highway 130 on the Big Island of Hawaii. Isn’t it incredible that the lava burns the asphalt with such ease? There’s no way a speed bump ... Read More »

Lava Fields in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

We took this photo of a lava field from the Chain of Craters Road while visiting the Big Island’s  Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We were fascinated to see these enormous lava fields with the scattering of  plants determined to live and grow in the lava.  Who knew that acres and acres of lava could be so interesting? See all my tips ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup for June 15, 2009

* A new lava flow map was issued late last week. Using that map along with the USGS Kilauea eruption updates, we know that there are some visible surface lava flows on the pali (cliff). I saw surface flows on the pali last year and it was truly amazing to see the red and orange glow of lava on the ... Read More »

The Future Bigger Island of Hawaii

On a recent visit to Washington DC, Andy and I enjoyed a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Of course my Hawaii radar triggered onto red alert when I saw an exhibit on volcanoes with Hawaii in the spot light. It’s a very nice exhibit on volcanoes that even shows examples of a’a and pahoehoe lava. We ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for January 27

After an 18 month absence of lava flowing to the ocean inside the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s boundaries, there’s a new lava ocean entry point inside the park. This new point is at Wahaula which is between the end of the Chain of Craters Road and the other lava flow point at Waikupanaha which is at the end of Highway ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for December 12th

Seems like yesterday brought some extreme weather across the US. Hawaii was pounded with rain and there’s even a winter weather warning for Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Haleakala with 3 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow possible. We had thunderstorms and tornado warnings  in North Carolina yesterday, while south Louisiana had a rare snow. Strange weather day, huh? ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for December 4th

* Lava is flowing towards Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. According to this KGMG story and video, a mile-wide lava flow is 0.25 miles away from being inside park boundaries.  The story says that hikers can make a six-mile trek to see the flow.  I’d advise that you not do that until the trail is marked. It’s very easy to get ... Read More »

Big Island Lava Returns After A Brief Break

According to the Hawaii Volcano Observatory, lava stopped flowing to the ocean for a few days last week, but it has returned again.  Shane Turpin of Lava Ocean Adventures tells me that the lava flow volume into the ocean has been heavy since the return.  Shane provide the above photo that he captured from one of his boat tours.  Pretty ... Read More »

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