14 December 2010

Good news from Moloka'i

Mozlink passes on the following happy news from the Hawaii Catholic Herald:

KALAUPAPA, Hawaii, Catholic Herald: Thirteen mules lurched their way down the Kalaupapa trail on Dec. 1 for the first time in nearly seven months. A bridge on the second switchback of the zigzagging trail leading to the remote Hansen’s disease settlement where Father Damien labored had been washed out by a landslide in early April. The famous Molokai mule operation was left at a standstill while a new bridge was being built. Financial hardship caused the nearly 40-year-old Molokai Mule Ride to close. But now that the bridge is complete, the company is back in business under a new name — Kalaupapa Guided Mule Tour [more].

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