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Tour group fined for sneaking into closed area at Kilauea

A tour group from France was caught sneaking into a closed area at Kilauea’s Halemaumau Crater.

The group was spotted just after midnight Monday.

All 14 people in the party were issued $100 citations for violating park rules and the tour guide could face up to $5,000 in penalties plus jail time. 73 more words


Gaining Ground

“Feel the Earth beneath you. Draw on the Earth’s energy,” my Yin Yoga instructor often says during the opening meditation. I rarely think about the Earth this way. 392 more words


Firehose of lava at sunset

As the sun sinks slowly in the west, a firehose of lava from Kilauea Volcano gushes into the sea. More photos here. A good video of the firehose, since the cliff collapse, can be found… 20 more words

Big Island

Going to the flow

I posted here about the current flow from Kilauea Volcano entering the sea, in a dramatic, firehose-like outpouring. In that post, I mentioned that the day after my visit, a cliff collapse caused the firehose to disappear from view. 145 more words

Big Island

Hawaii 2013 -- Getting ill while on vacation

We’re waiting out the winter at Sam’s Family Spa and Hot Water Resort in Desert Hot Springs, California, being tired of a cold that both of us have been getting. 1,364 more words


Crash in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park leaves one dead

National Park Service rangers are seeking witnesses to a fatal two-vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 11 at the Namakanipaio Campground intersection in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Saturday afternoon. 169 more words


Hot-foot it with Pele at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

With all the possible ways for tourists to become injured or worse, you have to applaud rangers at the Big Island’s Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for keeping the gates open. 358 more words