Excerpt from a Travelin’ Light column titled Life, Death, and Lava:
SPAM is a staple food in Hawaii and, for some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to subsist solely off various flavors of the canned meat during my hike. There was chicken SPAM for breakfast and Ham SPAM for lunch. I couldn’t tell the difference.
When I reach the Summit cabin, my legs heavy from the altitude, I can’t help but dread another meal of SPAM.
It’s a Mauna Loa mountain miracle when I find a MRE left behind for emergencies. Is this an emergency? Heck, yeah! I eat the MRE and leave behind the SPAM, a food that I believe has no purpose other than emergency sustenance.
I’ll be back blogging sometime Thursday or Friday.