We hiked through a sea of this.
We pushed through this.
We climbed up this.
Hiking in Hawaii to Pu’u Piei from the mauka side with Kaleo Lancaster, Ryan Chang and Lei Yamasaki. Kahana, Oahu, Hawaii.
At the top, we saw this.
Pu’u Piei is a mountain peak that sits on the north wall of Kahana Valley. There are a few different ways to get to this peak. A couple weeks ago we decided to hike the ridge mauka of Pu’u Piei (“mauka” = towards the mountains).
The hike took us 10 hours and was a full body workout. Even though we spent most of the time up on the ridgeline, we found ourselves contorting our bodies to weave our way through trees and shrubs for almost the entire hike to the summit. We encountered a few steep climbs as well where there was nothing to hold on to but grass and the occasional well placed root.
There’s not much of a trail up there. I mean, there’s something to follow but it’s not much.
DISCLAIMER: This blog post is for entertainment purposes only. Hiking can be extremely dangerous. One slip or trip and you could easily fall down the side of the mountain causing injury or death. Do not attempt what you see in these pictures.