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Ascent of Mauna Loa (Molokai) on 2017-06-24

Climber: Greg Slayden

Others in Party:Laura Newman
Date:Saturday, June 24, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mauna Loa (Molokai)
    Location:USA-Hawaii
    Elevation:1411 ft / 430 m

Ascent Trip Report

This peak is a very easy trip to the lonely, scrubby summit of western Molokai. We missed a turn on the road and when we noticed, we decided to bushwhack through dry, thorny bushes to the summit--there is no need to do this, avoid the obvious southern loop on the GPS track and just stick to the road. There are a few antennas and towers around, but the summit is just south of one old building, among low bushes. Views are not super great.

We also made a detour to Puu Nana, with random junk covering the summit area, near a reservoir.

An easy bag when you have a spare half-hour on Molokai.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:388 ft / 118 m
    Total Elevation Loss:388 ft / 118 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:388 ft / 118 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 322 ft / 99 m; Extra: 66 ft / 20m
    Loss on way in:66 ft / 20 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:N Slopes/Bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Rt 460  1089 ft / 331 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:322 ft / 98 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:N Slopes/Bushwhack
    End Trailhead:Rt 460  1089 ft / 331 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2017 - Mauna Loa

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mauna Loa (Molokai)2017-06-24 a388 ft / 118 m
2Puu Nana2017-06-24 b49 ft / 15 m
Total Trip Gain: 437 ft / 133 m    Total Trip Loss: 437 ft / 133 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Slayden
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