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Moss Slab Wall, Stonehouse Pond - Ice Climbing
More Stonehouse Pond fun! Warmer temps and another late start make perfect conditions for ice climbing laps. Nuno brought his binoculars and we took a look at the Flywalk route (WI3+, PG13), before heading out to the Moss Slab Wall. I was able to get in 6 laps on 3 different climbs. I also brought some of my ice screws so Nuno could practice placing them. Super fun swinging and kicking again! Really love Stonehouse Pond and am so glad to be back climbing here again. The new trails through the woods and parking lot make the approach super easy and is a remarkable improvement! And thanks Nuno for your help and support for my "Turning 60 and Climbing About It" project! Some photos taken of our day ice climbing at the Moss Slab Wall.
Looking at Flywalk (WI3+, PG13) from across the pond
Earl Pawn Campground at Peacock Flats Mokuleia Forest Reserve Trail: Mokuliea Forest Reserve Access Road Elevation: Approx 1410 ft Elevation Gain: Approx 1400 ft Distance: 7.6 miles roundtrip Duration: 4 hours (includes 1 hour spent at the Peacock Flats) Difficulty: Easy, but hot! So bring plenty water! Danger: Low
Took this easy, short hike with my cousins Darrell and Kat. Mokuleia Forest Reserve Access Road is a paved road for 3.8 miles and ends at the top gate at the Forest Reserve boundry. The road is popular with walkers, runners and bicyclists as well. As you ascend the paved road near the top gate, you will see the Peacock Flats Campground directly on your left.
Mileage is marked - the metal pole every half mile and the dark brown signs mark every mile. This is the top gate that ends at the paved road
Once you go around the gate you will see these signs. Follow the wide dirt path to get to the Campground "A" on the left and Campground "B" on the right. The Mokuleia Tra…
Kualoa Ranch - Hiking Solemates Hawaii Hikers Distance: 7 miles loop roundtrip Duration: 4 hrs (includes stops along the trail as well a lunch break at the top of the saddle) Difficulty: Moderate Danger: Low
I finally got a chance to hike with the Solemates Hawaii Hikers! I had been in email contact with Tom Mendes and the only hike I would be able to join while on O'ahu would be to Kualoa Ranch. Kualoa Ranch is a working ranch with cattle and other livestock so dogs aren't allowed on the hike. Kualoa Ranch is also in the business of providing outdoor activities for a fee. So everyone paid their fee ($6 for seniors, age 60 and above and $10 for all others) and was also required to sign in with our names and ages. At the end of the hike we were also required to sign out as well. This hike is not accessible to the public.
Our hike took us through the ranch, over a 600 foot saddle in the summit and into the beautiful Ka’a’awa Valley which has been the setting for many productions such…
Pali Puka Lookout
Cousin Darrell, rest in Aloha.
When I hiked on Oahu,
my cousin Darrell hiked with me to keep me company and look out for me.
I will miss him and will always remember his quiet confidence.
Here's a list of all the hikes that cousin Darrell and I did. We also had great company with us as well - mahalo to Neil for joining us on these fun hikes.