OHE July 5, 1998

Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 20:01:46 -1000
From: Wing C Ng (wing@lava.net>
Subject: Sunday

Bought a pair Adidas with cleats, following the advice of sages Paka and Professor. Tried it out on the Pupukea summit hike today.

The construction is of obviously inferior quality to almost any real hiking boots. It is difficult to thread the shoelace through the holes. I invested another 99 cents in new shoelaces, which go through better.

However, they work great. In the muddy, muddy environs of Pupukea, I did not slip once, and was delighted to walk on mud sloping more than 45 degrees with absolute confidence. What I don't understand is, why manufacturers don't do real hiking boots with cleats: then we have he best of two worlds.

Pupukea summit trail was extended another 50 minutes beyond its old lunch spot on the Kahuku hump. Two minutes beyond that is the Kahuku trail intersection. There is rumor that someone was clearing the bottom of Kahuku trail with chainsaws. Maybe the dirt bike gang? Someday they will ride their dirt bikes all the way to the KST from Kahuku?

At the end of clearing, we can see two ridges joining up in the not-too-far distance. We wonder if they are Malaekahana+Laie, or if they are Noname+Malaekahana. If the former, then we are not too far. GPS says it's 0.57 mi. from the old lunchspot, but walking 50 min. on a well-cleared trail should be at least a mile?

Hope some day it will be a freeway Pupukea to Laie!


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