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Ascent of Kaala on 2010-04-30

Climber: Derek Loranger

Date:Friday, April 30, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Kaala
    Location:USA-Hawaii
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report



While on a family trip to Oahu, I couldn’t help but wonder what it was like to really hike in Hawaii. I did some research and found out that the tallest peak on Oahu is Mount Ka’ala. I also found out that the creators of Hawaiian hiking trails generally don’t believe in switchbacks...

You can read the entire trip report with video at 100 Peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3500 ft / 1067 m
    Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Route:Road/Trail/Muddy Ridge with Ropes to Bog
    Trailhead:Waianae Valley Road Trailhead  540 ft / 164 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Rope
    Weather:Drizzle, Hot, Calm, Low Clouds



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