Last April, on a whim, Kelly and I signed up for the Tuckerman Inferno. For those unacquainted, the Inferno is a pentathlon with solo categories, two-man team and five-man team categories. We entered as duo. I would lead off with an 8+ mile run (with over 400 feet of hill climbing). Kelly would take the read more
Fortunately neither Kelly nor I have made it into any future editions of Not Without Peril, by Nicholas Howe during this weekend’s adventure, but it did serve as a succinct reminder to not underestimate the mountain…
After staggering back from the lava flows, sun-burnt and exhausted, we were elated to spend the night on a mattress with access to hot running water and a continental breakfast waiting for us the next morning.
We crashed at a Hostel in Hilo, read more
For our final big day in Hawaii we endeavored to see some real, live, oozing, flowing lava! Unfortunately we couldn’t find any, but the trip was amazing nonetheless. At the time of our visit, Pu’u O’o was erupting (in fact it is still erupting at the time read more