Another very short hike. With sunlight quickly fading I needed to get out of the house and up in the hills before the end of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I initially thought of heading to Manoa Falls and maybe a quick trip up Aihualama trail. I only had my moped and no where looked safe at the back of Manoa valley to park and lock my moped (and I didn't want to pay $5 to park). So I headed up Tantalus and decided to try the DLNR access road at the Kalawahine trailhead that goes heads up to Pu`u `Ōhi`a.
I didn't realize that the access road was a driveway. Right before the locked DLNR access gate is a gated driveway to a home tucked far away from the road.
At the DLNR gate take the pathway to the right of the gate.
|Creepy face staring at me.
From the gate the road turns steeply toward Pu`u `Ōhi`a.
The Kona winds cause Pu`u `Ōhi`a to be bathed in low lying clouds.
The view from the top of Pu`u `Ōhi`a was socked in.
|Trying and failing to get a self shot.
The low lying clouds left beads of dew on everything!
After hanging out at the top of Pu`u `Ōhi`a I made my way down the damp and slippery road back to the Kalawahine trail head. Luckily my bike was still there!
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