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Lava Viewing on the Big Island of Hawaii

Current Eruption Update
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/update/main.html
or call (808) 985-6000.

Hawai'i Volcanos National Park Information
http://www.nps.gov/havo/

Also visit the Recent Earthquakes page at USGS
http://tux.wr.usgs.gov/

Lava Viewing Tips

  • Bring lots of water.
  • Bring food if you're the type that gets hungry.
  • If you fry, bring sunscreen.
  • If you're going at night, bring flashlights and extra batteries.
  • If your lips chap, bring something for that too.
  • You might need to hike over the lava for hours so bring extra "slippahs". Just kidding, wear boots. The lava gets hot when you start walking across it.
  • Finally bring something to carry it all in and maybe some binoculars.

If you want to stay overnight, the Volcano House is located in the park across from the visitor center. (808) 967-7321 This place is kewl. You'll like it.

There's also camping nearby at Namakani Paio (10 minute walk).

There's also camping at Kulanaokuaiki.

Be sure to check out the Hawaii Center for Volcanology.

 

Expert Lava Guide for HirePhilippe Nault is an expert guide on lava flows on the Big Island. He'll bring you on an overnight hike directly to Pu'u 'O'o where the lava currently flows.

Even more than an expert guide, Philippe is an artist and naturalist specializing in unforgettable tours of the Big Island.

Get in touch with Philippe via email at: etoile@gte.net

 

 

 

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