Manana Trail Clearing in the Rain

Manana Trail Clearing in the Rain

I joined the trail clearing crew of the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club (HTMC) to clear the Manana Trail above Pacific Palisades that leads to the Koʻolau Summit Ridge. It was a dark, cloudy and rainy morning when I reached the end of Komo Mai Drive above Pearl...
Happy Trails to You, Mabel Kekina

Happy Trails to You, Mabel Kekina

Mabel Kekina passed away yesterday afternoon.  Mabel was 84 and a long time member of the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club (HTMC).  Mabel made lasting contributions to the hiking community — she founded the trail maintenance crew and coordinated search and...
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...
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...
Kolowalu-Olympus-Waiakeakua Loop

Kolowalu-Olympus-Waiakeakua Loop

Starting from the back of East Manoa we hiked up the Kolowalu Trail to Mount Olympus, turned left on the Ko’olau Summit Ridge, and descended into Waiakeakua where we looped back to where we started. The purpose of the hike was to evaluate whether the loop could...