|Taking in the view from the backside of Pu'u Ahiki (third peak)|
TOTAL TIME: 4 hrs
PARTICIPANTS: “The Optimist” Jeremy, Me
REHIKE VALUE: 6
Although much easier this time around, Anamolo (Olomana backwards) was still somewhat challenging. Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to attempt the climb without using the Eisenhower rope, I couldn’t.
I had company for this second go ahead, so things didn’t seem so bad this time around. Also, since it was Saturday, we ran into more people on the regular trail, all wondering if we broke out of some psycho institution on the other side of peak three. There was this one girl who was scared out of her wits coming down the second peak. I tried to comfort her by telling her that only one out of a hundred die on the trail. Her boyfriend was not pleased.
|Jeremy and me on the third (first) peak|
|The indespensable Eisenhower rope|
For more information about this hike, read my older blog entry (August 26, 2010).
|Part of the initial climb|
|Sweat and conquest|
|On the third, going to the first|