Sunday, July 29, 2012

Darwin Awards

Living in Hawaii you often hear how tourist get themselves in bad situations by not following paths, not heeding signs. Some people get lost for days. Search parties are sent out and helicopters have to fly in to get them because of the location and situation they got themselves in.

I remember a few years back, crews working in the jungle below the Pali lookout and found the skeleton of a backpacker that slipped off the trail years ago - still wearing their backpack. So sad...

Knowing this, it never ceases to amaze me that people think they are above the safety rules put in place by people that know the area. Know how crumbly our rock/ mountain sides are. How slippery it is in the jungle and how unexpected nature can be.

They don't have the proper foot ware for this environment and have no idea that waves HAVE swept people off the rocks into the ocean.

Sad to think that if something happened to them they expect someone else to put their lives in jeopardy to save them.

Aloha a Hui Hou and stay safe!!


  1. People are the same no matter where they go! It happens here in the mountains, too. They go off on unmarked trails or worse, trails marked as out of bounds, and then wonder why nobody can find them... They're not dressed or prepared for anything like the swings in weather that we get. Sigh, people!!!

    Thanks for your comments, I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour!!

  2. Sad and upsetting at the same time.

    Another thing that is sad, is that people like my daughters boyfriend (fireman) would have to go and risk his life to save theirs.


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