|Red Hill Cabin has reopened along with the trail going there in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.|
Mauna Loa Trail and the backcountry wilderness above Red Hill Cabin remain closed due to hazards from the eruption which started Nov. 27 and ended Dec. 10, 2022.
Although USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory downgraded the status of Mauna Loa, the world's most massive volcano, to Green/Normal last week, serious hazards remain in closed areas particularly near recent flows and vents, including the following:
Above Puʻuʻulaʻula, significant sections of trail and trail markers are covered in new lava, increasing the risk of getting lost.
Thin layers of solidified lava can collapse if walked on causing lacerations or injury by falling into a cavity.
Closed areas are in a remote, high-elevation location that often has poor weather and visibility, increasing the risk of getting lost and delayed response time by first responders
Localized pockets of volcanic gas and particles may remain and present a danger to everyone. Face masks do not protect against gas or particles
The Park reports: "The steep, 7.5-mile (12.1 km) hike from Mauna Lookout to Red Hill Cabin at the 10,035-ft (3,059 m) elevation "is not for everyone. Know your limits. Overnight use of Red Hill Cabin requires a backcountry permit. For more information, visit the park website."
|Mauna Loa Trail to Red Hill Cabin has reopened. Photo from NPS|
A GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN FOR THE FAMILY OF THE LATE NELLIE SALMO DAVIS, of Nā'ālehu, who taught school in Kaʻū, danced hula, served her church and family with four children and her husband, is launched. See https://www.gofundme.com/f/nellie-salmo-davis Go und Me organizer Willma Roddy said that Nellie Salmo Davis, "gained her angel wings." She was in her early 40's, with three daughters, a son and her husband who runs his own plumbing business in Kaʻū. "In October, she found out that she had three brain tumors. In December, Nellie underwent brain surgery in Seattle with the full support of her family and friends but unfortunately, she suffered a stroke
|A Go Fund Me campaign is launched for the late Nellie Salmo Davis (center) for her four |
children and husband. See https://www.gofundme.com/f/nellie-salmo-davis.
"Nellie raised four beautiful children, ranging in ages 8-19 with her husband Kahula, along with countless other nephews and nieces who would also consider her a second mom. Her family poured our their love and generosity to so many people. She was the backbone for many of us and loved her family more than anything in this world!
"For those of us who are blessed to have known Nellie, we truly are the lucky ones! She was an amazing teacher who inspired many students and staff with over 15 years of service to her community. "She gave her all to her students with unforgettable experiences like schools trips to Dolphin quest, Pacific Aviation Flight School, Fairbanks, Alaska, and more. She was active in church, taught religious education and also danced hula with Halau o Leionalani. Her goodness and compassion made her a beautiful person inside and out. Nellie welcomed everyone and had the most loving heart! Nellie and Kahula were always willing to help anyone in need without asking for anything in return.
"We are sharing only a part of Nellie’s wonderful life story because she has touched so many lives. At this time, they now need our help. We humbly ask for and would appreciate any support that will go towards her medical bills and funeral costs. Nellie will be flown back home, reunited with her loved ones and be laid to rest in Nā'ālehu, Hawai’i.
"We thank you for your support and prayers to comfort Nellie's family and friends during this difficult time. God bless!"Contribute at https://www.gofundme.com/f/nellie-salmo-davis
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HAWAI'I IS THE WORST STATE FOR DOCTORS TO PRACTICE MEDICINE according the WalletHub, which released its report on Monday. The study showed that the median physician's salary is
The top five places for Doctors to work are Montana, South Dakota, Idaho, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The worst is Hawai'i, followed by Rhode Island, Alaska, New Jersey and District of Columbia. In a category called Opportunity & Competition, Hawai'i ranked dead last.
The data set ranges from the average annual wage of physicians to hospitals per capita to the quality of the public hospital system.
See the complete list of rankings and more at https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-doctors/11376.