Archive for September 2018

Volcanoes National Park Reopens on September 22nd at 10:00am

The park reopens on Saturday which will be awesome. We will now be able to all of the changes that occurred during these past few months. Due to the collapsing of Halemaumau Crater. Things have settled down but this does not mean Madame Pele is done. There are still areas  and trails that will be closed to the public. There will be long lines and limited parking. For more information, go to https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/basicinfo.htm

These are the following areas that will be open on Saturday.

Reopening map phase I

 

Hawai‘i Volcanoes
Special Reopening Advisory

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Hawai i Volcanoes National Park
www.nps.gov/havo

Profound changes, new Most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park closed on May 11, 2018 due to increased
dangers volcanic and seismic activity of Kīlauea volcano. Over the next twelve weeks large lava
flows covered land southeast of the park destroying over 700 homes and devastating
residential areas in the Puna District. At the same time, the summit area of the park was
dramatically changed by tens of thousands of earthquakes, towering ash plumes, and 62
massive collapse explosions. The events caused profound damage to park infrastructure
unprecedented in the park’s 102 year history including building damage, rock falls, deep
cracks in roads and trails, and numerous breaks to water and sewer lines. Now, with the
eruption paused, there is no molten lava to see in the park. As the park reopens and
recovers, visitors should take extra precautions to remain safe during their visit. Visitors
should expect limited services and parking, long lines, and no potable water.

WARNING: HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

Park areas remain unstable and unsafe from thousands of recent earthquakes and caldera
collapses.
 Stay on open trails and roads! Closed trails and roads are
dangerous, do not enter.
 Stay away from cracks and sinkholes. Falls into cracks have
seriously injured and killed people. Cracks have unstable edges,
do not approach them!
 Rockfalls are unpredictable. Pay attention and keep away
from all cliffs.
 Wear sturdy shoes and long pants, falling on lava rock is like
falling on broken glass.
 Do not hike after dark. Even those who know the area must be
cautious due to new hazards.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is a wild place. The dramatic landscape of Kīlauea is
constantly being shaped by powerful and uncontrollable natural forces. Respect the
dangers of this dynamic natural process and stay out of closed areas.

Images and Information Courtesy of Volcanoes National Park