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...

A whole new kind of hot.

A whole new kind of hot me in a backpack Yes I'm wearing the real thing  trial run as we are Training for a Big Hike and a mighty hot piece of equipment it is too. puff and huff sweat all over stuff This is fun, we tell ourselves like a mantra. Couple more days until...

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...

There’s a peacock on your railing.

There's a peacock on your railing. Day Two (see Training for a Big Hike post) There's a peacock on the railing of the house next door as we walk by on our trianing hike Beady eyes Horrible screech like Ghost babies wailing in hell Looks like Thanksgiving might Come...

Training for a big hike- day one in the cane fields.

Training for a big hike: Day One. (See previous post for what the heck this is about.) Training for the Crater hike Through cane fields straight downhill there must be a bottom down here, somewhere! Two small dogs, one tall husband And a fear of fire. What is that...

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