|DATE:||August 23, 1997||WEATHER:||cool, slight showers, some clouds||HIKERS:||Daryn Ohta, Grant Tokumi,|
When's the last time you saw Wahiawa (left side) and Waianae (right side) in the same picture. The scenery is awesome on this hike. I think out of all the hikes I've been on so far, this gave me the best views.
The hike took 8 hours to complete. There are areas with steep climbs so be ready for that. And then there are those narrow ridge walking sections, so be ready for that too. I chose the crawling approach on those areas while Daryn chose the hop, skip and jump approach.
This hike was quite an adventure for me. On our return trip, I was leading the way when I went off the trail for a bit. When we realized we was not on the trail, I decided it was a good spot to use the bathroom. I tried to take a leak, but you have to relax both front and back to do it. So something was trying to leak out the back at the same time. I thought it might be a fart, but I soon realized it was not :). Decided to squat after a minute of trying to release from the front end without releasing from the rear end. Good thing I had my toilet paper. Lesson 1: always carry toilet paper. That was also the second time that I had do #2 that day, and it got softer every time. Lesson 2: don't eat a dairy product before a hike if you are lactose intolerent. After I was done with my business, I realized that I didn't remove my canteen belt when I squated, and the belt wasn't on my waist either. Lesson 3: Don't forget anything at the summit. After cussing for a little while about what I did, I decided to go back and retreive it. My canteen belt takes care of me every time I go on a hike, its like a son to me. I couldn't just leave it behind. That search and rescue mission took me 40 minutes. I'm sure glad I went back to get it.
See more pictures of Pu'u Kalena here. These pictures were taken by Nathen Yuen.