Waikane to Waiāhole Uka

Waikane to Waiāhole Uka

We climbed the Waikane Trail to Puʻu Kaaumakua, hiked the Koʻolau Summit Trail to Waiāhole Uka and descended into Waiāhole Valley. Pete Clines, August Smith, Cory Yap, Reanne Solomon, and I met at the Hygenic Store in Kahaluʻu before proceeding to the South Fork of...
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...
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...
Kuliʻouʻou-Hahaʻione Loop

Kuliʻouʻou-Hahaʻione Loop

We climbed up Kuliʻouʻou West to the summit, hiked along the spine of the Koʻolau Mountains to Hahaʻione, and dropped back down to loop back where we started. Starting from the end of Kalaʻau Place in the back of Kuliʻouʻou Valley, we took the left fork that leads...
Kokokahi Ridge

Kokokahi Ridge

We hiked from one hill to the next on Kokokahi Ridge — also known as Oneawa Hills — which overlooks the southern end of Kāneʻohe Bay. Justin Ohara and I originally planned to hike the East Honolulu Ramble from Kuliʻouʻou West to Hahaʻione but when we...