OHE January 4, 1998

Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 18:23:31 -1000
From: Wing C Ng (wing@lava.net>
Subject: Waianae Kaala

Went with HTMC to the Waianae Kaala hike. For one reason or another, I have not done this hike since 1991 !

Indeed there is a rope ladder at the big rock, but it's not terribly useful.

I like this hike a lot. It goes down to business and ascends steeply all the way, without any up-and-downs.

We came out fairly early, out at the trailhead by 3 p.m. already.

Pat Rorie and Steve Poor went off to climb Kawiwi, claiming that it's because of my ancient post "Very difficult trails on Oahu" that mentioned Kawiwi. I challenged them to go on to Kamaileunu and come down there, or at least go straight down Waianae Valley from a ridge that goes straight down from Kawiwi. Pat might actually do the latter :-) !

By 3 p.m., looks like they have come out and gone home already. Well, have to wait till tomorrow to read his story.

BTW I'll be in HK from Jan. 6-18, and will do some hikes there.

Wing



Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 18:45:21 -1000
From: "Dayle K. Turner" (turner@hawaii.edu>
Subject: Re: Waianae Kaala

On Sun, 4 Jan 1998, Wing C Ng wrote:

> Pat Rorie and Steve Poor went off to climb Kawiwi [...]

During Kalena trail clearing today, we spotted three figures on the
distinct pyramidal peak makai of "Three Poles."  I thought that peak was
Kawiwi but I was mistaken, for I found out later Kawiwi is actually more
makai, closer to the terminal point of the Kamaileunu hike. The pyramid
peak has no name.

Pat showed up at Kolekole Pass for the post-clearing refreshment
gathering and told us he, Steve, and Steve's friend were indeed the three
we saw on the unnamed peak.  They decided against continuing to Kawiwi.
Pat said a more direct route to Kawiwi is the ridge coming up from Waianae
Valley that he may try at some point.

John Hall told me today that Fred Dodge made it to Kawiwi via Kamaileunu.
John also said he and Fred Dodge had climbed the ridge that ascends to the
midpoint between Kalena and Kaala.  In typical HTMC fashion, he said this
route "isn't too bad."  :-)

Am looking forward to a detailed report from Paka-lolo regarding his
trek and from Nathan Yuen regarding today's Kalena trail clearing.

--DKT

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