Upper Kaluanui Stream in the Clouds

Upper Kaluanui Stream in the Clouds

We hiked up Papali Ridge to drop down into the upper reaches of Kaluanui Stream above Hauʻula and the Koʻolauloa Coast of windward Oʻahu. John Braum, Clayton Kong, Baron Yamamoto, Cory Yap and I went to explore the hanging valley above Kaliuwaʻa (Sacred Falls) which...
Pauoa Woods Loop

Pauoa Woods Loop

I joined the trail clearing crew of the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club (HTMC) to maintain the Pauoa Woods Trail that drops down into the very back of Pauoa Valley from  Tantalus in the mountains above Honolulu. The Pauoa Woods Loop makes use of three trails in the...
Hauʻula Uka Loop

Hauʻula Uka Loop

We did the Hauʻula Uka Loop in the mountains overlooking Hauʻula, Laʻie Point and the Koʻolauloa Coast of windward Oʻahu. There are 2 loop trails on Hauʻula Uka Ridge: the Hauʻula Loop — a 2.5 mile loop State Trail, and the Hauʻula Uka Loop — a longer 7...
Rain Squalls Over Ohulehule

Rain Squalls Over Ohulehule

I joined the trail clearing crew of the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club to clear the trail that leads to the summit of Ohulehule from Kahana Valley. This was the second attempt in two weeks to clear the trail to Ohulehule.  The crew was thwarted the previous week by...
Revisiting the Manoa Cliffs Native Forest Restoration Project

Revisiting the Manoa Cliffs Native Forest Restoration Project

We hiked the Kalawahine and Mānoa Cliffs trails above Tantalus to see the progress being made by the Mānoa Cliffs Native Forest Restoration Project. It was a cloudy and rainy morning so Justin Ohara and I abandoned our original plans in favor of a short hike above...
Reopening the Kahana Ditch Trail

Reopening the Kahana Ditch Trail

I joined the trail clearing crew of the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club (HTMC) to reopen the old ditch trail that contours against the Koʻolau Mountains in the very back of Kahana Valley. This was the club’s second work day to restore the stretch of the old...