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Jan 01, 1970

Big Spillway Flow

Significant changes on the 61G flow field today… still a number of small breakouts on the Pali this morning… but a very large flow was discovered within about a half-mile of the Pu’u ‘O’o vent. Huge plates of hardened pahoehoe lava floated on a river of lava snaking its way several hundred yards downslope. Spectacular! Raggedy Ann Ducky joined Leilani, Bruce Omori and me as Paradise Helicopters’ outstanding pilot, Sean Regehr flew us stealthily over the hot liquid rock… mahalo Sean!

If you want to feel the awesome heat of the volcano and take some incredible photos – don’t forget to add our “doors off” option to your tour for an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience.


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