|Water tank graffiti|
TOTAL TIME: 4 hrs
PARTICIPANTS: “Stickies” Christine, Me
REHIKE VALUE: 1
First of all, Christine is the first hiker to be super prepared for a first hike with me. Long pants, legit hiking boots, and ready to sweat. Then, I found out that she didn’t bring water… You guys are wearing me out man. Awesome lady though, as she kept my mind off the hike with good conversation.
|"Stickies" Christine and me|
|Weirdest looking trailhead I've ever seen|
To start off, Kamanaiki reminded me a lot of Palehua, starting off with an easy climb up stairs with not much elevation gain. Views were pretty, plants were colorful, and the trail was well maintained, till a little over halfway. Then the BS started. Overgrown, and with the rainclouds rolling in, effectively flushing down the view, it was just plain crap. My wonderful friend, Ulehe Fern, also decided to show up, bringing with him about a gazillion of his brothers, all wanting to say hello.
|Pearl City all the way to Barber's Point|
|Ulehe fern, eagerly awaiting my arrival|
I felt bad for Christine, who was one of the original respondents to my hiking group ad. This is the first time she could make it and the hike just wasn’t a good first impression. I’ll have to arrange a super hike for her in the near future.
|These pretty flowers are like pretty girls; get too close and they'll cut your heart out|
|Tree stands alone|
|Kalihi Valley and the Likelike|
|Guess how she got the nickname...|