2012-04-01 19 -155
In a (wet and impenetrable) forest in the Saddle between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. A mile or so from the highway just off a jeep track.
No plans. Spontaneity rules.
Drove up the Saddle road through the usual east Hawaii drizzle. A nice turnout from the highway led to a jeep track leading off through a (wet) forest growing over an old 'a'a field. Lots of bird calls. Followed the the track until the GPS showed I was only 40 yards away. Tried bushwhacking to get a bit closer but gave up after only 10 yards or so. The waist high brush obscured the underlying lava boulders, making footing treacherous. And did I say wet? The GPS showed I was there, if you round off to 1 arcsec.
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