Lost GoPro on the Kalalau Trail in Kauai

Things you don't want to lose in Hawaii: 

  • DSLR
  • GoPro with cool footage of you hiking incredible landscapes and nearly drowning in treacherous waters
  • Wallet
  • Sanity
  • Life

Fortunately I only managed to lose one of those, so I can't complain. I lost my Hero 3+ silver GoPro on the Kalalau trail in the stream nearest the Kalalau beach:

I drew this fancy satellite-style rendition of the area. Also, Google Maps. 

I drew this fancy satellite-style rendition of the area. Also, Google Maps. 

How did I lose it? I was conducting a highly scientific and deeply meaningful experiment by tossing it in some slow moving water to test the floaty backdoor. The foam worked. Our ability to grab the GoPro before it reached faster moving water did not. The gopro just disappeared under the rapids, so it may have lodged beneath a rock or fallen into a wormhole. Queue Price is wrong horn

Assuming the gopro didn't disappear into the abyss, I suspect it will lodge near the banks in some brush or resurface near the ocean. Maybe I'll get lucky and a strong rain will dislodge it, send it careening into the ocean, and then some gnarly riptide will gargle it and spit it out on the Kalalau beach. #dreams

If you find it, and you're reading this post, I'll love you forever if you mail me the microSD card. You can keep the GoPro as a reward!