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Today was a travel day, Tom and I heading to the big island while Iris was going home to the mainland. Our flights weren't until afternoon so we thought we might do some sort of hike in the morning. I had come up with an idea that Iris was quite excited about - swimming across Lihue harbor to climb a summit found on the other side. It wasn't a completely crazy idea, but we decided against it after driving down to the harbor and checking the conditions. It was windy and the water a bit rough, but the bigger probem was the landing on the other side. There was no open shoreline to walk along to where we could access the easier route to our summit. The harbor has several kayak rental places that we inquired at, but they would only allow kayaks to be taken upriver, not across the harbor where we wanted to go. In the end we decided to go back to our motel, pack, do laundry and have lunch. Sometimes that's the way it goes.
Upon arriving in Hilo in the late afternoon, Tom and I got our rental jeep and headed out to tag a few minor summits in the area before checking into our hotel. Neither of these showed any ascents on PB or LoJ, so we were pretty much winging it based on satellite views which served us well.
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