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HI Geocachers: Triskaidekaphobia-The Fog Rolls In
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Near the 13 mile marker on the Saddle Road, who knows what rolls in with the fog.....
The road between the mountains has always had a reputation of being a scary place. It's a ghosty, scary place up there. Strange things happen. Some friends told me they've seen night walkers along certain paths up there, wearing old-time clothes . . . and I mean really old-time, like feather capes and helmets and things . . . carrying torches.
This combined with the fog and the number 13 can get a person's mind thinking crazy thoughts. as a child growing up on Hawaii Ilsand we always have heard of strange things going on the Saddle Road. before the state did it's improvements, the Saddle was a twisting narrow roadway where people would speed on just to make good time between Hilo and kona. People report seeing Madame Pele (the ancient Hawaiian volcano goddess) all the time up there. She can change herself in a second. You might see her as a woman walking along the road one minute, then poof, all you see is a dog or a rabbit.
This cache is hidden a little pass the dreaded 13 mile marker. It is in an area not far from the roadside where ther is room to safely park your vehicle.Be aware of yourself if seeking the cache alone, for the mind had a starnge way of playing tricks with you. A lonely hapu plant marks the area near the cache.There is a sudden drop in the ground so be extremely careful. As the fogs slowly creeps in, keep in mind of where you are....Hawaii's haunted highway.
As always CITO the area and try to keep the area the way you found it. Place the cache back exactly as you find it or better.PLEASE NO SPOILERS! Do not spoiler the geocaching experience for others. ...have fun and don't let the fog and 13 get to you...too much.
Mahalo to Hiloshell & Del...FTF!
Last Updated: on 2/18/2017 11:31:40 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (7:31 PM GMT)
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