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A Drive Around The Big Island, Part 3

When you leave the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you will be turning to the left to continue your circle the island drive.  Just a few miles down the road, if you turn right at the sign that directs you to the golf course, you will find the Volcano Winery.
I doubt that this little winery will […]

Pu’u O’o Flows From Crater 8/3/2011

USGS HVO News Release
August 3, 2011

HAWAI’I ISLAND, Hawaii — At 2:05 p.m., HST, this afternoon, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) monitoring network detected the onset of rapid deflation of the Pu`u `Ō `ō crater floor. Soon thereafter, at 2:20 p.m., lava broke out at the base of the west flank of the Pu`u `Ō […]

Interesting Facts About Hawaii…Did U Know?

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Hike Mauna Loa Summit

While Mauna Kea tends to get all the headlines and notoriety as the tallest and most observatory riddled mountain in Hawaii (and the world), its sister peak across the valley should not be overlooked.  Mauna Loa is a scant 117′ shorter, but because of its long, gently sloping sides, is deceptive in its appearance.

And, while […]

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park…What’s Happening Now?

Here’s a recent press release from the Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory located within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park:
Volcano Watch | USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
The steady stream of lava cascading down the slopes above Kalapana village died out shortly after March 5 this year, when the spectacular Kamoamoa fissure eruption began. That fissure eruption lasted four days […]

Activity Begins Again At Pu’u ‘O’o Crater – Mar 26, 2011

Media release | USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Following an almost 17-day pause in eruptive activity, lava is once again visible on Kilauea Volcano’s east rift zone according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
At 10:09 a.m. HST on Saturday, March 26, 2011, lava returned to the Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater. HVO Webcam images ( showed lava […]

New Activity at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Mar 2011

For those of you who have been out of touch for the last 48-hours or so, new volcanic activity within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park over the weekend has caused the park to close off an area within 1 mile of the eruptions.

Activity within Halemaumau Crater has been on-going for the last week or two […]

Direct Flights To/From Hilo-Mainland Return 1/5/11

Back in October of last year, I  commented on the United/Continental Airlines merger and how it might affect the number and cost of seats to Hawaii.  Well, I’m happy to observe that there has at least been one positive addition to come from this merger.
United/Continental has just announced that Continental will begin direct service in […]

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