Had a fun day hike with Laura & Jerry, leaving our Kona house at 3:30am and moving on the trail by 6:00am. Saw one other party on the trail; otherwise lots of solitude. The Caldera is really impressive below the summit.
A solo overnight trip to the cabin and the next day to the summit. A year earlier I had to give up on the summit due to my wife and a lone hiker with altitude sickness. This is a really big mountain with nobody on it. This is the eeriest place I have ever been in the fog.