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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 E…

Mt. Olomana - Hiking

Mount Olomana (1,700ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,600
Trail: Mt. Olomana Ridge
Difficulty: Strenuous
Danger: High (ledges, cliffs, exposed/narrow ridges with sheer drop-offs, rock scrambling, steep sections along trail)

Finally got to hike Olomana, and "ticked" it!, YEEEEEESSSS! Darrell, Neil and I met up with Daniel Howzitboy for this hike. It was raining lightly and Daniel texted me "oh oh!" but when we met up in the parking lot, the rain stopped. We walked passed the guard shack and instead of ascending the ridge from the trailhead, we took a shortcut, which was just a few feet from the guard shack. The climb to the summit was steady with cool rock scrambling near the summit. I either strained the tendon or got a cramp in my hand while on my way to the summit. Each time I put any weight on my palm, there would be pain from my wrist to the ring finger of my right hand. I almost turned back but decided against it, taking Advil instead and pushed on. It was interesting climbing…