Kilauea has been active since 1983, but this is the first time in three years that lava has reached the ocean. [daily mail]
I just had to go… Here is the hike!
Beer and burritos afterwards, heaven.
This is my first crossing of the Ko’olaus, and first real trek with my new climbing buddy Kenji. With us are his pals Gary, Chris and Shirley. We immediately were lost amongst the clouds and our original plans for a trek down the Pali Notches were voted out once we found the fork in the ridge. My white whale hike will have to wait. It was a muddy and wet endeavor, the discomfort was pardoned by the joy that climbing up very steep ridges lends. The crew was great, I look forward to more of the same.
Getting to the trailhead early, I was alone to walk along the deserted road and enjoy the sounds of the birds waking up. The faint trickle of a stream broke through the chatter, smells of the wet foliage lingered.
Snacks and a round of two truths and a lie, I don’t think we impressed Shirley…
Cloudy day, rainstorms on the way, when the clouds broke for a moment I zipped down on my faithful whip to Kokohead to do stairs in the rain. Haunama bay was an apparition that looked upon me through dense skies, rain brought out little centipedes who seemingly enjoyed the spectacle as much as me. When the foggy spritz turned into a downpour I booked it home and saw the biggest storm hit the island since I had moved here.
Some epic thunderstrikes too!