Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Bike down a Volcano in the rain......???
Beth and I signed up to ride bicycles from the summit of Haleakala (10023 feet) to Pa'ia Town at sea level. In the van at 2 am, pick up bikes and arrive at the summit at 5 am for the sunrise. Here we are huddled from the rain. It is 5 am and no sunrise insight.
The faithful stand on the rim and wait and wait and wait. Then it is light enough to see the clouds. A bit of color, but mostly gray and wet.
We have made it half way down. It is dry, for the moment. More rain to come. Shoes, gloves, faces, socks all wet, very wet. Dripping wet. We are having a great time. Glad we did it.