Posts Tagged: Haleakala

Hiking Haleakala Crater- day two of epic adventure.

Hiking Haleakala Crater- Day Two of epic adventure. An unearthly golden glow, the sunrise,  wakes me. The cabin is warm, the stove crackles with fresh wood and I smell coffee–and I remember why I love this man. I get out of the down sleeping bag  borrowed from our friends at the Maui Forest Bird Recovery… Read more »

Hiking Haleakala Crater- Day One of an epic adventure

Hiking Haleakala Crater- day one of epic adventure. Trash out. Chickens and dogs fed. Backpacks, way too heavy, loaded into truck. Starbucks in hand (latte for me, Frappuchino for Mike.) Now, I sit on the sidewalk babysitting the backpacks while Mike parks the truck at the exit point further down, and hitchhikes back up to… Read more »

A five mile hike ending in a bag of frozen peas.

A five mile hike ending in a bag of peas began this way: Training for a big hike Takes trespassing At least the way we Do it. Getting Elevation on the golf course We go our longest route five miles with Breakfast at the country club As a reward. At home Knees, hips lower back… Read more »

Training for a big hike.

Training for a big hike. Yes, that’s what Mike and I are doing. Sort of. Haphazardly. But to back up, I must set the scene. We live on the side of a dormant volcano (always a situation to be considered with respect) with world-famous hikes through a national park in the crater on top. I… Read more »