July 5, 2014

Traditional Geocache

H.I.Geocachers: Outside the Kipuka

Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since 1843 (with other less well-dated eruptions going back to 1832 and before). These historical flows cover 806 km² of the volcano’s surface. Typically, these eruptions began in the summit caldera, Moku’aweoweo, with a curtain of fire (which is a 1 to 2 km line of lava fountains). Eruptions may consist solely of summit activity or they progress down- flank via rift zone dike propagation (in the subsurface) to feed flank vents. In the historic period, the Northeast Rift Zone has been the eruptive locus for 31% of the eruptions and covered 202 km² of land. The northwest quadrant has been the source of 6% of the eruptions (covering 130 km²), the Southwest Rift Zone has been the source for 25% of the eruptions (covering 233 km² of the land), and the summit region has been the site of 38% of the eruptions (many of the latter have remained in the summit caldera and thus covered little land, although others have spilled out into the northwest and northeast quadrants of the volcano).

published 7/5/2014

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May 23, 2014

Traditional Geocache

H.I.Geocachers: Field of Dreams-Outside the Kipuka

Published 5/24/2014

After a nice lunch, how about a quick nap?

The Pu’u O’o trail is one of my favorite trails on Hawaii Island. Here you can see native plants and birds, away from the urban crowds. my friends and I often make a day of it, packing a simple bento lunch to eat up in the mountains. Here we can enjoy the fresh open air and getaway from the urban world for a while. We usually find a quiet place to eat and to rest for a while before heading back down to Hilo. We often chill out and relax in the cool mountain air, with only the native forest birds to sing to us.

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May 14, 2014

Traditional Geocache

H.I Geocachers: Ohia/Lehua…Lovers Forever

Published 5/14/2014

Lovers reunited for all eternity.


It is said that once there lived two lovers, named Ohia and Lehua. These two had eyes only for each other and would have no one else. One day while walking through the forest, Ohia happened to come upon Madame Pele.  Upon seeing Ohia, Pele became smitten by his handsome good looks, and propositioned him. However, Ohia refused Pele’s advances, stating his everlasting love for Lehua. Pele became furious at his rejection and is said to have killed both Ohia and Lehua in a fit of rage. Eventually though Pele began to feel remorse for what she had done, and tried to right her wrong by turning Ohia’s body into a tree, and Lehua’s body into a beautiful flower, which she placed upon the tree, reuniting the lovers so that they may be together forever. To this day the Ohia-a-lehua tree can be found throughout the islands with its beautiful red Lehua blossoms adorning the Ohia tree.


 

May 10, 2014

Traditional Cache

H.I.Geocachers: Kipuka 21

A sighting of any of Hawaii’s native birds is rare, something not many people have experienced or checked off their life lists—bird, bucket or otherwise.

Published 5/11/2014

April 18, 2014

Traditional Cache

H.I. Geocachers: Liko Lehua

Liko can take many forms.  Its attractive shape and wide variation in color and texture, make liko lehua a favorite lei-making material.

Published 04/18/2014

January 22, 2014

To all my followers , thank you for your support. This blog turns one today! Keep on caching .

January 3, 2014

Traditional Cache

H.I. Geocachers: Pele’s Reminder

Alone ohia in the middle of a lava flow, says “I was here.”
 

Pele is the volcano goddess of Hawaii. She is the one who causes eruptions and destruction as she moves her lava to the sea. Once in a while for some unknown reason, Pele decides to spare a area of land from destruction. The lava actually goes around these areas, leaving it un touched. The Hawaiians call these areas kipuka.

Published 01/04/2014

Mahalo to Momdog13,Pueo808, Papio45, and DragonPig….FTF!

December 9, 2013

ironman366:

Ever seen one of these before? Arcade-cache! Feature as a recent geocaching of the week.

Around here, it’s hard to believe a cache like that would last too long… =/

It takes skill to log this one

December 9, 2013
gregory365:

333/365: Circle of Geocachers.
This picture shows a group of geocachers looking down at the first stage of a multifaceted near Bolton, Ontario at night. This is also the first photo I have posted from my D800 DSLR, without using my computer. The image download and processing was handled on my iPad instead.

gregory365:

333/365: Circle of Geocachers.

This picture shows a group of geocachers looking down at the first stage of a multifaceted near Bolton, Ontario at night. This is also the first photo I have posted from my D800 DSLR, without using my computer. The image download and processing was handled on my iPad instead.

December 9, 2013

geokellrell13:

Union Cemetery Part 2

11-30-2013