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ellisonz

(27,711 posts)
Wed Jan 4, 2012, 06:58 AM Jan 2012

Island Trails' 2011 Video Summary

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Island Trails' 2011 Video Summary
By Kaleo Lancaster,

2011 was good fun! Within our crew, there weren't any major injury(s) like last year. Our crew had a couple close calls, but nobody wen make. (Excuse my pidgin.)

There were a bunch of trails discovered, and lots cleared. And there was certainly a big and obvious surge of new people around the island setting aside their "rubbah slippahs" for some good 'ole hiking shoes. Not that it's a bad thing. Getting sweaty and dirty in the mountains is a hell of a good time when you're with your buddies. But with more people on the trails, mountain rescues were noticeably frequent and all over the news. At one point I remember there being over forty rescues in one month, all hiking related: poor HFD.

With all drama aside, 2011 was definitely the year of exploration for us. From our backpack trek on an outer island, to a gluch with not a single human footprint, to a ridge that only goats trample on, to a spot on a local TV show, and to some pictures featured in Hawaii Magazine, I'd say we covered a lot ground, literally and figuratively speaking.

http://vimeo.com/34144177

http://kaleolancaster.blogspot.com/2012/01/island-trails-2011-video-summary.html

More Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/islandtrails

Kaleo Lancaster and company do some really amazing "hiking" - start on the easy trails and don't look down.

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