Pili grass

Pili grass is indigenous to Hawaii, and was used to thatch the old Hawaiian huts. Pili means “to stick together”, because of the way it sticks to the neighbors as it grows. read more

On December 23rd, 2012, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K

Amazing rainbow in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Click on the image to view it in full size.   More information about the Volcano Tour + iPad. More information about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. read more

On December 18th, 2012, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K

While on the tour to the volcano, I just saw an ‘Io circling…

‘Io is the Hawaiian name for the Hawaiian hawk. The ‘Io is an endemic bird of prey which is endangered and scientists estimate the total population to about 1200 birds. The bird nowadays only is found on Hawaii Island but fossil evidence was found on other Hawaiian islands as well. ‘Ios nest primarily in Ohia [...] read more

On December 6th, 2012, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K

Where is the Volcano?

Where is the volcano? Kilauea lacks a distinct peak and lies on the southern flank of Mauna Loa. It was long believed that Kilauea was only a satelite of the much larger Mauna Loa but recent research revealed that Kilauea has its own magma chamber and its lava is chemically different than lava from Mauna [...] read more

On August 4th, 2012, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K

Hawaii is BIG!

We have talked to many guests that don’t realize the size of the island of Hawaii so we thought we would give some examples for all of our guests interested in driving around the island. Hawaiian Islands are a total of 6,422.6 square miles Hawaii Island is more that half of that total: 4,028 square [...] read more

On May 2nd, 2012, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K

Obama talks about being Outdoors in Hawaii!

Recently President Obama spoke at a Conservation Conference in Washington D.C. We have taken a section and posted it here: “And this is personally important to me. Some of you know that I grew up in Hawaii mostly, and we got some pretty nice outdoors in Hawaii. (Laughter.) And you spend a lot of time [...] read more

On March 3rd, 2012, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K

Hula in Hawaii

In hula, hand gestures illustrate the words of the song or chant that accompanies it. In ancient times, dancers would act out events they hoped would occur. Therefore, in a sense, the hula was a kind of prayer. read more

On February 9th, 2012, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K

Each Island has its own color and flower

Each island has its own official color and flower: The Big Island’s color is red, and its flower is the red ohia lehua blossom. Oahu’s color is yellow, and its flower is the ilima flower Lanai’s color is orange and its flower is the kaunaoa (air plant) Molokai’s color is green and its flower is [...] read more

On February 7th, 2012, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K

It’s Monday again…

It is a bit different here in Hawaii when you have a Monday than it is in other places in the world. Especially if you are a guest of Hawaii Outdoor Guides. We still snorkel in the ocean and visit Volcanoes National Park to see glowing lava. Days that feel like a Monday to us [...] read more

On February 6th, 2012, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K

We are now on twitter!

Looking for the newest updates on Big Island happenings? Follow us on twitter or hit us up with a question. https://twitter.com/#!/HawaiiGuides read more

On February 3rd, 2012, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K