Hawaii Update: Live from Hilo
(Off our deck on the berry farm)
All Photos courtesy of: Justin Patt
We have been in Hilo Hawaii for a week now. Huckin Huge has taken off to film for a Military Channel show in Oahu, while me and Justin Patt stick it out in Hilo, praying for rain.
(Notorious shooting sunrise off our deck)
It has been an action packed week. Searching out volcanic drainages, firing off 1st decents, and getting in as much filming in as possible, given the water we have had. This first week has been all about motivation and getting the shots we need for our projects. Cody Howard has been in the forefront getting in as much action as possible. Without the full crew, (Shon Bollock, Cody Howard, Justin Patt, Jake Sanders, and Harrison Tobin) this trip could not of happened, pure motivation is what has delivered the shots from this trip.
(Shon Bollock, 1st decent of 1 in 100, Hilo Hawaii)
We have explored lava tubes, amazing waterfalls, and some of the most committing gorges I have ever seen. Not only vertical walls but lava tubes that lead to nowhere and some very nasty undercuts in the volcanic bedrock. Although the rains haven’t been ideal this first week, we still have logged priceless information about these drainages.
(Cody Howard 1st D, 300+ ft. lava tube outside Hilo, 1.5 miles from our house)
We met up with Chris, the paddler that soloed and explored most the rivers on the big island, who has shared so much vital beta. He and the few paddlers he kayaks with pioneered kayaking on the big island. The fact that he soloed most these rivers is CRAZY, true passion and dedication is what drives this man.
(Umauma Falls Hilo, Hawaii)
In reality you need a few months to light fire over here, two weeks just isn’t enough time. We have planned this trip from the past 10 years of rain charts and the fact that its an El Nino year, but you cant ever plan weather in Hawaii, that is what we have learned. There has been so much to see and we are loving every second here in Hilo.
(Wailuku River, Downtown Hilo, HI)
Justin Patt and I are livin’ the island life in the Hilo Bay Hostel waiting out the rain for another week, and getting fired up for this storm POUNDING cali. Keep posted for more footage and pics soon…….. this place is unreal.
(A top 13,000ft Mauna Kea, the largest mountain mass in the world)