Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Picture from Haleakala

We just got back yesterday from our three-day back-packing trip through Haleakala National Park.

Here's the first photo - all packed up and ready to start the hike. We are at about 10,000 feet at the Summit parking lot, about to go down the Sliding Sands trail into the crater. In the background are several observatories. Left to right: Me, Nathan, Josiah, Daniel (the Mannings), Bryan, Bradley, Rich (the Fewells). Rich and I did this hike together with our friend Aaron Johnson 23 years ago.

2 comments:

  1. !!!!!
    Gary, I am so excited you got to do this again. A few friends and I are thinking about doing this next year. How was it? Excellent I assume...and beautiful I am sure.
    BTW...you're looking pretty fit. I meant to tell you that in passing one day but I decided the awkwardness of saying it over the internet would be much more appropriate. :)
    See you very soon...we should seriously get together for some coffee.

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  2. The crater is great - just be sure to have clothing to deal with cold, warm, and wet - and it can change in a few minutes!

    Thanks for noticing. I was very motivated to lose weight - I wanted to carry weight in my backpack, not in my belly :). I still want to lose more weight!

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