OHE March 6, 1998

Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 10:24:58 -1000
From: Dave Webb (dwebb@hekili.k12.hi.us>
Subject: Puu O'Kona

Sunday morning I awoke to some nasty looking weather in the Koolaus. I had planned do hike Paomoho with the Sierra Club since I have never been up to the summit on that trail. Anyway, the entire range was really socked in, so I decided to cancel. Later in the afternoon the weather cleared up for a while and I managed to get some hiking in on the Kuliouou ridge trail. I began at 1:30 and hiked up the state switchback trail to the dirt clearing and then on to the top. The trail is in great shape and there were a number of others hiking. I continued on to the next high peak past the final point described in Hiker's Guide. I don't know it's name or even if it has a name but it looked like fun to go up there. I think it took me about 1:15 to reach the top of this peak.

There was a trail continuing along the spine of the mountains and another that looked like it followed the ridgeline back towards the ocean, but I wasn't sure where that would bring me out. The summit was mostly clear with great views of 'Nalo and the windward side!! Very windy up there - the wind made the summit section kind of interesting to say the least!

Dave


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