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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, July 25, 2003

Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club sets hikes

Advertiser Staff

The Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club is offering a series of hikes and events.

A $2 donation is requested for each non-member, age 18 or over. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

For hikes, the group meets at Iolani Palace, mountain side, at 8 a.m., unless otherwise noted. For trail maintenance, call Mabel Kekina, 488-0044.

Transportation is not provided.

Bring a lunch and water on all hikes. Wear sturdy shoes and clothing.

For information, call 674-1459, 377-5442 or 596-4864 or visit: http://geocities.com/htmclub.

The upcoming events:

• Tomorrow, Likeke, 6 miles, intermediate: This trail winds along the base of the Ko'olau range. There is varied terrain with windward views to a picturesque waterfall beneath the Pali Lookout for lunch. Mosquito repellent is a must at the waterfall. Coordinator Phil Booth, 488-1161.

• Sunday, Godek-Jaskulski Ridge (members only), 11 miles, advanced: The hike features a valley stroll, a ridge scramble, and an awesome windward view. Coordinator Thea Ferentinos, 375-0384.

• Aug. 3, Kahana Valley, 6 miles, intermediate: This is a foray into a beautiful lush green valley, crisscrossed with side trails and stream crossings. Staying dry is not an option. Plan on a refreshing dip. Coordinator Mike Mottl, 254-6360.

• Aug. 9, Kamanaiki, 6 miles, intermediate: The route includes climbing the ridge between Kalihi and Kamanaiki valleys, under the watchful eye of Pu'u Lanihuli. Coordinator Dave Sanford, 488-4419.

• Aug. 10, Schofield-Waikane, 9 miles, advanced: Army engineers built this contoured route in the 1920s. The trail has seen better days, but it remains the premier route to the central Ko'olau summit. Below the trail are pocket gulches with magnificent 'ohi'a trees and native birds. Coordinator John Hoover, 528-1206.

• Aug. 10, Kaukonahua Float, 3 miles, intermediate: This will be a revised float/scramble on a different section of the stream. Tabis, a flotation device, and plastic bags or dry bags to keep gear dry are a must. There is a high potential for breaking, twisting or hurting a body part. Coordinators Kris Corliss and Larry Oswald, 638-7268.

• Aug. 17 Kaipapa'u Gulch, 8 miles, intermediate: The hike will feature a forest walk a waterfall and stream crossings. Coordinator Grant Oka, 674-1459.