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...
Queen’s Bath in East Molokai

Queen’s Bath in East Molokai

On the fourth day, we cleared the trail that leads to the pools and waterfalls at Queen’s Bath in the Kamakou mountains above East Molokai. We awoke before dawn again to see the sun rise over Kahinapohaku Findpond and Hoʻoniki Island. This time, we were just...
Returning from Halape

Returning from Halape

During our two night stay at Halape, we swam in coves along the shore and explored brackish pools along the coast before backpacking out at first light on the third and final day. The view from our campsite on the Kaʻu Coast of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park was...
Mo`o Kapu O Haloa Circuit

Mo`o Kapu O Haloa Circuit

I joined the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club (HTMC) for a Saturday hike around Mo`o Kapu O Haloa — the massive ridge connected to Ohulehule that descends from the Ko`olau Mountains and divides the windward districts of Koolaupoko and Koolauloa. The fluted...