Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ahuimanu - Hiking


Ahuimanu Stream/Trail
Elevation: 500 ft
Elevation Gain: 300 ft
Distance: 2 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Low

I joined the Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club for this hike. It was lead by John Hall and I was delighted that there was a possibility of rain. Like the Lua'alaea Falls hike last summer lead by John Hall, the weather was overcast and it had been raining off and on. It was hot and muggy throughout the hike, but no rain. :(

Originally this hike was only to the rock dike across the back of the gulch. But about half a mile or so upstream is the waterfall chute and a tiny pool! Our group of 12 stopped at the rock dike for some photos and then continued onto the waterfall chute. To get to the waterfall chute, follow the path to the right and along the base of the rock dike, then cross the stream. A steep ascent is brief and then the trail levels slightly bringing you to the tiny pool and waterfall chute. 

Enjoy some photos taken of the hike!


Trailhead selfie with David J!

Along the trail
Early Hawaiian agricultural site for growing taro







This startled me when I first spotted it out of the corner of my eye! LOL!

There are several rock walls of terraces. Ladders made
of Rebar provided to avoid damaging these walls. So use 'um!

At the rock dike




Opala! (trash)   :(

At the waterfall chute

David setting up his camera . . . . 

. . . to take this group photo!

Dueling shutters!

Peter doing some trail clearing




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