I start this blog with some trepidation. I have never been interested in personal journals or diaries. Never written them. And now we need to do a business blog. Seems a touch odd. But this is what businesses, even hiking companies, do nowadays to stay current in the search engines. We used to just hike with a dual mission to teach about Hawai’i and inspire people with nature. Now we Facebook (verb?) and blog. Our fabulous webmaster Sylvia Kikuyama (DzinePOD Graphics) insists we soon must also Tweet. Seeing the recent impact of these social networks in Arabia, I agree with her and promise to never again make fun of them. I’m on. Allah akbar.  ~~ mj harden