Thanks to the perseverance of amazing people at the National Park Service, the camera has made it home.(You may remember that our coverage of this story prompted an hilarious, fake legal threat from some weirdo who couldn't even spell "lawyer") Link (Thanks, DC, Eyo and Judith!)
Thank you to those of you who took an interest in the story, especially those who respected my desire to pursue this through official channels rather than invade the family's privacy. In the end, it all worked out for the best.
I've reopened comments, in case anyone has anything else to add. Friends and family should look for my Hawaii photos on Flickr in the next few days.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.