Shanoah and Chase went hiking with me today. We intended to reach Pauoa Flats and turn around, but we ended up doing a faint ridge trail to the left of the Nu'uanu Valley lookout at the end of the Pauoa Flats Trail. We started at 8:30am and ended at 1:30pm. Today's hike combined the Judd Trail, Nu'uanu Trail, Pauoa Flats Trail, and an obscure ridge trail: about 5 miles total. We ended at Ilanawai Pool (Jackass Ginger Pool). Along the ridge we encountered some rain and had to wait it out on an exposed area on the ridge until it passed. It was pretty sketchy cause the wind was blowing really hard when it started to rain, but when the rain stopped the wind eventually died, making for easy trekking to the junction with the Nu'uanu Trail. I snapped some awesome pictures with my Nikon.
Shanoah's grandma makes the bomb ass musibi.
Fallen tree across the trail.