Sunday, May 30, 2010

HTMC: Poamoho 5/30/10

May 30 Sun 8AM POAMOHO 100-Mi
Reservations Required – Limited # of Hikers – No meeting @ Palace

(6 Mi/Intermediate/Contour/Wahiawa)
Coordinator John Hall, ph 377-5442.
Club last hiked this:

Call the coordinator as early as possible if you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle, since these are required, and the number available will determine how many hikers can participate.The summit is a Jewel in the Crown with breathtaking views.  The trail holds a potpourri of native plants, including patches of Lobelia on the downward slopes.   HTMC first did this hike on July 14, 1935


Sunday, May 23, 2010

HTMC: Dupont 5/23/10

May 23 Sun 8:30AM MEMBERS ONLY DUPONT 100-Mi
No Meeting @ Palace

(10 Mi/Advanced/Ridge/Waialua)
Coordinator Grant Oka, ph 674-1459.
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We tread lightly in the footsteps of HTMC hikers who have gone before us, as this 4000’ ascent takes us through a landscape that transitions from pastureland to pristine native vegetation. This trail traverses sections with steep drop-offs and requires caution. First hiked by HTMC on July 24, 1920


Saturday, May 22, 2010

HTMC: Kahuku Shoreline 5/22/10

May 22 Sat 8AM @ Palace, 9AM @ Trailhead KAHUKU SHORELINE

(4 Mi/Novice/Shoreline/Kahuku)
Coordinator Laura Owens, ph 388-5373.
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Enjoy the sand, sea, & sun (bring sunscreen !) as you stroll and beachcomb this stretch of unpopulated Kahuku shoreline. You may see an interesting mix of seabirds at the bird sanctuary before turning around. Packing out a bag of beach trash is encouraged. 


Sunday, May 16, 2010

HTMC: Waimano 5/16/10

May 16 Sun 8AM WAIMANO 100-Mi

(14 Mi/Advanced/Contour/Pearl City)
Coordinator Larry Lee, ph 263-4690.
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One of the old CCC trails. HTMC first did this hike on March 28, 1920. It’s a long but pleasant graded contour trail to the Ko’olau Summit. Follow the abandoned irrigation ditch past tunnels and a dam, then zigzag and climb until you reach the summit overlooking Kahalu’u and Kane’ohe Bay. Pay attention to the turn around time so you don’t come out in the dark! 


Sunday, May 9, 2010

HTMC: Halawa Ridge 5/9/10

May 9 Sun 8 AM Halawa Ridge 100-Mi

(14 Mi/Advanced/Ridge/Halawa) 
Coordinator Patrick Rorie, ph 342-0617
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After an initial steep climb, we’ll access the CCC contour trail which leads leisurely (and lengthily) to the Ko’olau Summit, overlooking Kane’ohe and Ha’iku.  Ignore the sounds of H-3, or pretend it's a wild river cascading alongside the trail.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

HTMC: Malaekahana Ridge 5/2/10


(10 Mi/Advanced/Ridge/La’ie)
Coordinator Kevin English, ph 271-5125.
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This long uphill trail above La’ie begins on hot dirt roads, ten enters a thick guava forest, which eventually turns to native vegetation near the Koolau Summit (your goal). Half way to the summit, you may opt to detour to a refreshing waterfall and plunge pool instead.