He’e Holua-ing Down the Hill

He’e Holua? What’s that, you ask? Hawaiian sledding, my friend. Using one of
these, you essentially slide down slopes and lava fields at high rates
of speed. That’s the theory to this ancient Hawaiian sport anyhow,
according to this Outside article. One
man is trying to revive the sport, having gone even so far as to write a master’s thesis on it. It sounds like a cool
thing to try, except for one quote he gives in which he talks about “dropping off a mountain being a rush”. Hmmm…I’ll
have to ponder that as I swirl in my hula skirt.