Showing posts from September, 2018

Hurricane Season

  For those guests of ours traveling to Hawaii June through November, we want to share with you some information about Hurricane season, specifically as it relates to us on the Big Island. Virtually every storm system approaching Hawaii from the east since 1950 eventually weakened to a tropical storm or depression by the time it reached the islands. This included a large majority of those migrating from the eastern Pacific basin. Dating to 1950, there is no record of a hurricane landfalling on the Big Island of Hawaii. On August 7, 2014 Tropical Storm Iselle became only the second tropical storm, and the strongest, to landfall on the Big Island since 1950. The only other storm to do so was in 1958. Of course, in the vast Pacific Ocean, even the Big Island represents a pretty small target for the center of a tropical cyclone.   There are several reasons why this happens so often. Drier, more stable air from the subtropical high to the northeast of Hawaii even

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Re-opening Sept 22, 2018 UPDATE

It’s been quite the summer here in Hawaii and as fall approaches we are excited that the park will be re-opening! September 22nd is National Public Lands Day, which is a fee-free day so entrance fees will not be charged!    Entrance fees will go into effect on Sun., Sept. 23. Currently the following parts of the park have been cleared to open: • Kīlauea Visitor Center (closes at 5 p.m.) • Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association store at Kīlauea Visitor Center (closes at 5 p.m.) • Crater Rim Trail between Volcano House and Kilauea Military Camp • Sulphur Banks Trail • Crater Rim Drive to Steam Vents • Kīlauea Iki Overlook and parking lot • Devastation Trail and Pu‘u Pua‘i • Crater Rim Drive to Keanakāko‘i Crater, for pedestrians and bicyclists only • Mauna Loa Road to Kīpukapuaulu. The road will be open to pedestrians and bicyclists past Kīpukapuaulu • Sections of Escape Road from Highway 11 • Chain of Craters Road Areas not listed above should be presumed closed.