In answer to your remark "We should find this unnamed heroine, to bet- better record history, and to learn from history etc" note the following:
The name of the unnamed heroine who frequently hiked the Koolaus with Silver Piliwale back in the eighties is Joanne Brown. She did her first Koolau summit backpacking trip in 1984, Pupukea to Kipapa, with Stuart Ball and Co. He remembers her well and as for me I met her very briefly during one of our long, long, ago Sunday hikes. Check with Stuart and perhaps he can shed more light on this unnamed heroine.