This is an ABSOLUTE MUST DO if you are in Hawaii, thinking about Hawaii, or just few items short on your bucket list!
I will never forget, being able to go up to the Lava flow back in the 80s.
Let me tell you, it was one of those "checkpoint" moments in life that you will never forget. I witnessed molten lava coming from the center of earth and reclaiming land as if she always owned it, trees burst into flames right before you eyes, just an epic, awestruck moment.
Well that flow finally ended, as they all do, but since then there has not been a good viewing area for the general public.
Great news today, they are opening up a viewing area for the newest lava flow - I hope to get out there this week and give you a first hand experience on what is happening, even some "Live Facebook" if reception is good.
Here are some more still photos and videos from the USGS Hawaii Volcano Observatory - remember this current news as of 6/30/2016