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KlenkeUntitled Comment

Klenke

Voted 10/10

Psyching yourself up for The Big K by practicing on this Little K, I see. Good luck to you!!!
Posted May 22, 2005 10:16 pm

Don NelsenUntitled Comment

Don Nelsen

Hasn't voted

Yes, it is true, and trust me - It wasn't enough!

I have just submitted my trip report on my Kawaikini attempt to the COHP group so it should show up there soon. You would have loved it - mud, swamp, wind, rain - dehydration (!) 31.5 miles and still I failed.



I'll send it to you for your entertainment to your regular e-mail.



dn
Posted May 22, 2005 10:42 pm

Brian JenkinsUntitled Comment

Brian Jenkins

Voted 10/10

Nice one, Don.
Posted May 22, 2005 11:09 pm

Don NelsenUntitled Comment

Don Nelsen

Hasn't voted

Thanks Brian!



- dn
Posted May 23, 2005 11:26 am

nebbenUntitled Comment

nebben

Voted 10/10

Don, it looks like you had a good time on this bizzare peak!



Posted May 22, 2005 11:33 pm

mtwashingtonmonroeUntitled Comment

mtwashingtonmonroe

Voted 10/10

Great page!

-Britt
Posted May 23, 2005 10:27 am

Gangolf HaubUntitled Comment

Gangolf Haub

Voted 10/10

Looks Madeira-ish. Too bad that the Hawaiian islands are half a world away.



Good page!
Posted May 23, 2005 11:52 am

DeanUntitled Comment

Dean

Voted 10/10

Excellent work. You wrote it so well that I found it hard to leave the monitor and go actually work on some patient patient. The stuff escapism is made of.
Posted May 23, 2005 12:48 pm

Don NelsenUntitled Comment

Don Nelsen

Hasn't voted

Dean, thank you very much for the vote and compliment!



Yes, escapist it was - a fine escape from the crowded turmoil of Honolulu! (good warm-up for Kawaikini, too)



don
Posted May 23, 2005 2:01 pm

IdahoKidUntitled Comment

IdahoKid

Voted 10/10

Great job! Glad to see more Hawaii mountains get posted.

Sean
Posted May 23, 2005 3:30 pm

Don NelsenUntitled Comment

Don Nelsen

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the vote and positive comment!



I gotta say - those Hawaii peaks are strange indeed, but what a great adventure they offer!



Best regards,



Don
Posted May 26, 2005 10:50 pm

CoraxUntitled Comment

Corax

Voted 10/10

An interesting addition.
Posted May 24, 2005 4:16 am

vvujisicUntitled Comment

vvujisic

Voted 10/10

Nice work!
Posted May 24, 2005 6:09 am

Don NelsenUntitled Comment

Don Nelsen

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the vote and positive comment!



dn
Posted May 26, 2005 10:46 pm

desainmeUntitled Comment

desainme

Voted 10/10

Looks about as intimidating as Mt. Waialeale. Quite interesting
Posted Sep 9, 2005 9:32 pm

Don NelsenUntitled Comment

Don Nelsen

Hasn't voted

Thank you for the vote. - Ka'ala has all the same hazards as Waialeale, but nowhere near the rainfall, distance and difficulty. (thanks in part to the boardwalk atop the summit). It's a great little warm-up for Waialeale, though!



Best regards,



Don

Posted Sep 10, 2005 1:31 pm

mvsUntitled Comment

mvs

Voted 10/10

Great job on this page Don! I have also climbed the Waianai Valley route, and enjoyed it very much. Indeed, those clotheslines and other "ropes" are nice to have, especially for the descent. The muddy, steep trail was so slippery at times that I was very happy to yard on those things as I came down.
Posted Feb 7, 2006 5:51 am

Don NelsenUntitled Comment

Don Nelsen

Hasn't voted

Thanks mvs,



I appreciate the good vote and your comments. Have a great time in Germany!



dn
Posted Feb 8, 2006 11:26 am

Brian JenkinsSome corrections/updates

Brian Jenkins

Voted 10/10

Don, Did this one a few days ago and noticed some things to let you know. There are actually 2 dry streambeds you cross before heading up to the powerlines and there is another trail fork between them where you want to stay right (I posted more info on my summitlog if you want to see iot.)

Also, the top is not communication gear, it's an FAA Air Traffic Control Installation.

Also, the town where the trailhead is and the Valley Road is Waianae, not Waialae (which may be important because there is another town not far away with a similar name).

There is a brown mailbox register at the TH. What a trailhead though, more like a junkyard.

Was a most worthy climb. How did you ever find out about it to do it? Thanks for posting it, I really enjoyed it. Very cool bird calls all around. Saw a mongoose at the trailhead.

Brian
Posted Jun 27, 2006 2:35 am

Don NelsenRe: Some corrections/updates

Don Nelsen

Hasn't voted

Hi Brian,

Great that you got over to the islands to do a little peakbagging! Is Hawaii great or what?!

Thank you for the corrections/updates. I appreciate it and I'll get those changes made. (Don't know how I got the town wrong - must have been sunstroke!)

I had to drive around the area quite a bit to find the right trailhead - I went a couple miles up the route on the opposite side (DuPont route) but after about the 4th no trespassing sign I chickened out. I tried going through the base, too, but it looked like the route went through a firing range - I chickened out on that too. Pretty scary trailhead when you finally find the right place.

Don
Posted Jun 27, 2006 9:51 pm

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