reaching Hilo, Steve announced his decision not to continue with
the circumnavigation. But before saying goodbye he and Jason mustering
an unlikely team of adventurous souls to hike the 80-miles across
the island to Kailua-Kona on the West side from where Moksha would
be launched for the voyage to Tarawa.
unsupported hike would take 4-days and involve climbing 6500 feet
from sea level to the saddle between the two volcanos Mauna Kea
(passive) to the north and Mauna Loa (active) to the south.
of the team members felt they had bitten off more than they could
chew on the first morning and announced their decision to quit.
But the rest of the team rallied around and extra weight from rucksacks
was duly distributed to ease their burdens. The inevitable blisters
and heat fatigue were the only other drawbacks to what proved to
be an inspiration journey through a stark but beautiful lava-scape
and down the ancient Judd Trail to Kona.
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