Olympus to Konahuanui hike
The following photos were taken by Nathan
Yuen on Sunday, January 25, 1998 on a hike that began at Waahila State
Park, continued to Mount Olympus and across the Koolau summit to
Konahuanui, and ended in Manoa Valley. Twelve others were along with
Nathan, including Ken Suzuki, Debbie Uchida, Grant Oka, Lita Komura, Naomi
Nasu, Chris Atkinson, Mike Algiers, Ralph Valentino, Pat Rorie, Gene
Robinson, Jason Sunada, and Dayle Turner.
A shot of Olympus from downslope. Olympus
is the broad plateau-like upswelling at the center of the photo. The
small saddle to the left of it is where we began the summit traverse
Here is a shot of the summit crest taken not long after leaving Olympus.
The low saddle where the sedan rock and ironwood ridge
are located is visible ahead.
The great speed hiker Pat "Paka-lolo" Rorie
stands atop the rock dike section. The sedan-sized rock where a sturdier
cable was affixed is atop the peak just behind him. Dayle Turner (orange
shirt) is just below Pat, working his way around a boulder. Ralph
Valentino (also in an orangish shirt) is near the bottom left of the
photo. Right after the shot was taken, Pat exclaimed, "Now let's see if I
can get down from here."
A shot of the summit crest taken from the
spot where we ate lunch. Olympus is the massive knob in the photo.
An awesome shot of Konahuanui with a
blooming ie'ie plant in the foreground.
A shot of massive Lanihuli taken from the
Nuuanu lookout at the end/start of the Pauoa Flats trail. The Nuuanu
Reservoir is in the foreground.
The infamous "guns" of Paka-lolo. Note the
gaping hole in his left sock and the well-traveled Nike Landshark
footwear. Feeling sympathetic, Gene Robinson gave Pat a new pair of socks
soon after this picture was taken.
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