Gravity: A Dominant Force In The Universe
2012 Geodynamics Study Tour
The Big Island of Hawaii
July 11 - July 20, 2012
Day 1 (7/11): Meet at Logan Airport, Terminal C, UNITED, at 10 AM. Depart Boston 12 p.m., arrive Kona, HI at 8 p.m. Make way to Kona Hostel.
Day 2 (7/12): Purchase food and coolers, logistics until about noon, afternoon - City of Refuge (Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park), and Captain Cook, Kealakekua Bay. Cooking Group #1
Day 3 (7/13): Kona coffee plantation, Manua Kea summit, stop for xenolith search. Cooking Group #2
Day 4 (7/14): South Point, then to Hilo side, turtle beach, (free evening).
Day 5 (7/15): Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HVO): the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum, day hiking out on the flows and cliff above flows. Cooking group #3.
Day 6 (7/16): HVO day with Matt Patrick and Mike Poland. Mauna Ulu Vent, etc. Cooking group # 4.
Day 7 (7/17): Hilo with tour of Pacific Tsunami Museum (2 p.m.), tour of UH, Hilo. Cooking group # 5.
Day 8 (7/18): Active flows (free evening)
Day 9 (7/19): Drive to Kona, depart Kona 9:21 p.m.