|May 9, 2010
|took out to Napau CraterIn the new place I'm living, there's a path that leads off the end of a street (Pearl St.) in the
general direction of the trail I (lower green line) on . The other green line, on the right, is the track of my hike on
5/22/094/28/07 to Pu'u O'o. I decided to follow the path at Pearl St. out and see where it went...
|green lines in the right image where I veered off the path and had to find my way back. The trail was marked with blue and
southerly, which was the way I wanted to go. Besides, I was enjoying the walk... On the walk out, you can see from the
Well, right away the path turned 90 degrees in the wrong direction but I kept following it because it kept drifting more pink
ribbons, but sometimes they weren't so clear... The hike out was 1.7 miles, 1 hr. 45 min. (105 min), the hike back, 1.1
miles, 1 hr. 15 min. (75 min.). That's about 3 miles in 3 hrs., including breaks.
|12:12 PM @ 004
This is what it looks like. It's literally a
|12:37 PM @ 006
Note the blue ribbon on the right...
|12:49 PM @ 007
|1:06 PM @ "Blaze"
Someone also cut marks as well as the
|1:11 PM @ "Rest"
This is where I stopped to rest...
|1:12 PM @ "Rest"
Just an orchid growing wild...
|2:01 PM @ 011
On the way back, another look at the
|May 18, 2010
|Went out again to see if I couldn't explore further. I got out only another half mile or so then turned back because I was
veering much too far to the west. If I kept going, I'd run into Crater Rim Trail at the Kilauea caldera...
|<-- 2:17 PM @ "Tapes"
I lost the trail for a little while (green
marked tree and found my way again....
2:28 PM @ "Rest" -->
|2:33 Pm @ "Rest"
I took a break to the side of the path and took this panorama of the path going by from left to
right (or right to left, depending on which way you're going!)
|Humidity somewhere above 90%. I started out wearing long pants. After 45 minutes I changed into shorts and vest. I
wasn't hot but I had a sheen of sweat all over me. It was hard to breathe because of the humidity and I found myself thick
Here's a map of the hike out - lots of detours and dead-ends... Decisions, decisions...