How pristine can it be if you are there?

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The most sublime “ecotourism” advertisement I have seen is for HMV Tours. It shows a couple entering a beautiful Hawaiian rainforest in an H1 Hummer. The ad states, “Native guides take you deep into this otherwise inaccessible Kohala refuge where the only sounds are water splashing into a hidden pond and perhaps, the wind whispering your name.” Oh and the roar of a 6.5-liter turbo-diesel V8.

I can hike 10 miles if there is hidden treasure. An H1 Hummer can do it on one gallon of diesel.

3 Comments so far

  1. Burt (unregistered) on May 14th, 2005 @ 6:39 pm

    I wonder how many native plants get crushed under the wheels of that hummer. Bummer!


  2. MrWendell (unregistered) on May 14th, 2005 @ 7:40 pm

    Nice to see someone else on Hawaii stories geocaches!


  3. Ryan (unregistered) on May 14th, 2005 @ 10:42 pm

    Indeed! Make sure you check out the local geocaching group… and welcome to Metroblogging!



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