Stranded in a Hawaiian Snowstorm

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Sunday, January 26: Start of the hike. Great weather.

This past January, New Yorker Alex Sverdlov became stranded while hiking up the massive 13,679-foot Mauna Loa ("long mountain") volcano on the Island of Hawaii, after the arid weather took a drastic turn on day two of his journey. Over the course of a few hours, snow completely covered the trail-markers and Sverdlov began to hallucinate as he ran out of water and the altitude took its toll. He still managed to document the journey with his camera. Words and photos by Alex Sverdlov.

Read the full story by the Voice's Albert Samaha: Over the Volcano: Stranded and Hallucinating in a Hawaiian Snowstorm.

Published on March 11, 2014