Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 13:21:55 -1000 From: ALEX H OKIHARA (OKIHARA@prodigy.net> Subject: Kamanaiki Date: Sunday, March 22, 1998 Hike: Kamanaiki Party: Devin Nakayama, Wayne Shibata, Alex Okihara Weather: Cloudy and drizzling around noon, Sunny with some clouds in the afternoon Time Started: 11:30 AM Time Finished: 3:36 PM Round trip duration: 4 hours, 6 minutes
Kamanaiki was great! Despite the bad weather in the morning, it did clear up in the afternoon. The views from the top were really nice too. Most of the way, however, the views were blocked by tall trees.
The hike got down to business right away, and most of the climbing was done in the first half hour or so, starting with stairs at a dead end road.
There were some narrow sections, and the ridges were very windswept. It was so cold! It drizzled at times, and I also got wet from brushing up against wet plants.
Once entering the uluhe fern, the trail was very overgrown. Luckily, I wore my near knee-high socks, which I promptly rolled up to protect my legs.
The cabled section described in the Hiker's Guide is not that bad. I had expected worse.
Overall, the trail was well defined and easy to follow. I hope to go back one day to go on to Lanihuli. It was a little too cold for me today!