"I can't carry
your explosives for you Mr. Bat Hole....but I CAN CARRY YOU!!!"
It was time.
We knew it was time because we got the
email. You see every so often the need arises to haul gallons of
gasoline, explosives, carb cleaners, a tank of propane, beer and other
support materials across a desolate, ankle twisting landscape, up the
side of a dead volcano in 100° heat and risk life and limbs to burn
all of it with the plan to escape just before dawn. Why you ask? Because
the mountain isn't going to burn itself down.
And who would do such a thing?
CAPN' SHADY - SHAFT
- RICO - KEVISSIMO - FUZZY - TANO - HOLLY - JESSIE - JASON - ENO - SEAN
- TREY - MELLISSA - CAT - JIGGY MAMA - JIGGY JOHN - HURRICAINE LINDA
- ROBERT - BUSTER FRIENDLY - FATHER MIKE - THERM - DAVID - NATHAN -
GIRLIE GIRL - PATRICK - MATTSHAW
Many of the original crew from the first
1998 excursion reunited just for this purpose. For some of them
it was the first time back in five years. For some we still have scars
from the 2002
journey which against great odds managed to make the Savvy
Traveler program on NPR. And for the rest....this was their first