The Guided Tour
The guests of Aloha Lava Tours converged upon the lava with there sticks of glory, as they hit the trail in search of the slow moving active lava fields. The group of five were guided by Sarah Beth the youngest guide in our company, with a strong knowledge of how the lava flows are created and degree in outdoor Education, she’s perfect for the job.
The group had no problems finding the active lava since we spent about 7 days a week in and around the flow fields on the coastal plains. Now it’s heat under the feet and picture time as the people enjoyed the oozing lava on the surface.
When the group had their fill of the hot active surface flows they hiked about 400 ft to where the lava meets the ocean. This night was not like many others, as the Aloha Lava Tours group watched three new lava flows creep over the cliff and drop onto the lava delta creating a different type of lava flow called a’a.
The water temperature at the ocean surface is about 96 degrees as you watch the large pieces of red hot lava floating out to sea and then sinking to the depths. Night filled the sky as our folks filled there cameras with a lifetime of pictures and next years Christmas card. Sarah then prepared them for the hour and half hike back along the inactive old lava fields to our home spot and parking area. The conversations and excitement in there voices as their tired bodies headed for the cars gave us a great sense of satisfaction.