Poamoho cabin to Waimano ridge trail, Oahu

The last half of the journey. Due to a island-wide storm, I had to pack my camera for the bulk of the day. I can’t wait to hike the Waimano ridge trail again though, because it was lovely.

Cool shot of how the giant trees below almost look like lily pads or maybe even a coral reef.

Looking for the pink trail markers

Scrambling through a small landslide section.

Small encampment below used for workers on the range.

Taking a small break at the Tree of Life.

At the notch, camping not far from it on the remnants of an old cabin only visible through the rusted bits left behind.

Taking in a misty sunset, almost looks like it could be the moon.

Morning time provides some nice views of the Waianae east side, breakfast of some ramen and we are off.

All the sudden, after a cloud passes, we can see the next ridge over.

Lil bee holding on for dear life on a lapalapa tree.

Poamoho trail to Poamoho Cabin, Oahu

2 day backpacking adventure with Kenji and friends. This time Cisco & Chris join as well. The trek took us 14 miles and some change through some of the more scenic parts of the Ko’olau summit trail, unfortunately during a thunderstorm. Luckily, we knew what was coming and prepared as best we could. Even so, we were utterly soaked to the core for the 12 hour hike from our camp site near Kipapa all the way out through the Waimano ridge trail. The Poamoho section provided some wonderful views though.

Picked up in a badass Jeep, thankful that Kenji has friends with cool toys.

Baby cow in the road, I had to chase it a bit to get it moving.

Bench with a nice view of the Waianae mountain range.

Kenji walking up to one of the most epic views on the island.

Reads “Aloha I ka aina a me na mea ulu. Love our land and growing things.”

A rare Ko’olau mountain plant that has a beautiful bloom, so I am told.

Small swamp visible below.

Poamoho cabin, time to chill a bit and filter some water.