On the island of Molokai is a heiau, a temple, nearly the size of a football field, that was used as a “luakini heiau”. A temple that has a very eerie feel, one that is not inviting at night, one that has sounds of screams still echoing through the dense jungle that had grown around this luakini heiau. Human sacrifice was done here hundreds of years ago and MauiSkiBus Steve used to do extreme expeditions here by sailboat in the 80′s. On one of those journeys, a solo hike was done with a white Lab named Aleo, into the valley of Ili’iliopae, the temple of human sacrifice. High on a steep Molokai ridge, a Hawaiian burial cave was found, and the protectors of this sacred cave, the stinging bees armed with poison stingers, attacked MauiSkiBus Steve, and an escape down the steep cliff was the only way. A Molokai ski patroller was found at a ski resort that shredded down slopes as fast a those Molokai bees protecting the burial cave.
Upon an an ascent of a chair, me liked a Luke of the Sno quality with an “Aloha” to be shared. The knowledge of Molokai way up upon the slopes of Washington, looking out to the Cascade Alps in the distance, was shared and an invite to the patrollers main lodge was given. Some fresh Hawaiin poi, the starch paste Hawaiians love and tourists abhore, was shared with some poke, a marinated raw Hawaiian fish delicacy. An emegency call, a change of thought, and off was MauiSkiBus Steve and Snoqualmie Luke, to attend what patrollers train for and what MauiSkiBus Steve had seen too many times.
Abbey Lane is famous with the Beatles and an Abby of Snoualmie Summit is famous with MauiSkiBus. From right to left, the party scene was seen and the music vibes, were heard, on a fabalous day at the pass of Sno on the side of I-90. MauiSkiBus shall return, return for the EZ access, for the vibe of Snoqualmie, and for the stinging pain MauiSkiBus thighs had, following Molokai paroller Luke down the steep faces of Snoqualmie Summit, he so protects.
A resort can be the biggest or a resort can be the smallest, but a skier or snowboarder zipping down a slope out of control can have dire consequences. Injurying yourself is one thing, injurying another is the cruel side of enjoying a day at a ski resort. MauiSkiBus has stopped numerous radical skiers/snowboarders, with questions of way too fast. The Luke of Snoqualmie Pass endorsed this, as he attended to an injured skier from someone elses mistake.
Snoqualmie Pass is on the pass and had too miss and pass on I-90, skiers peering down on the semis passing on through to the east.