This happened while I was in Hawaii on my honeymoon and I did not see it on the forum. This is a reminder that even in Hawaii you must be prepared for any hike.
Search For Missing Michigan Hiker In Hawaii
December 9, 2007 - 9:19AM
MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) - A 67-year-old suburban Detroit man has been missing since Wednesday after heading out to hike a Mauna Kea trail.
Brian Murphy of Plymouth, Mich., told his traveling companion he was going to the snowy volcanic mountain.
He later signed in at the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station, which is at 9,200 feet, about noon Wednesday and spoke to an employee about going about a mile up the Humuula Trail. The old footpath climbs about 3,800 feet up the mountain, up to Lake Waiau
at 13,020 feet.
Two hours later, a cold front hit the Big Island, dropping about a foot of snow on the summit. The storm created a blizzard with winds of up to 70 miles per hour.