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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Big Island Traverse: Now this is extreme!

Photo via Brian Wilson's blog
Mike Muench (left above) and Brian Wilson (at right) hiked/ran/walked from sea-level on one side of the Big Island (Point A on map below) up and over Mauna Loa (Map point B) then Mauna Kea (Map Point C) then down to the Kawaihae side (Map Point D) in just under four days. They started at 5:45 pm on May 19, 2010 and completed their epic journey at 4:30pm on May 23.

Total Time: 94 hours and 30 minutes
Total Time on Feet: 70 hours
Total Distance: ~ 158 miles
Average Packweight: 23#

Read Wilson's account of this great feat...


Muench's account.

Awesome stuff!

1 comment:

  1. I have not made the effort to hike out to the lava flow to investigate or document it. I have chosen to focus on my any other projects, including my lava movie. At this point in time I am considering taking a break from the Hawaiian Lava Daily for an unknown period of time. limousine maui