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wandern
20 days ago

Stupid app sucks and continuously crashes and won’t continuously record my hike.

wandern
kein schatten
überwachsen
1 month ago

Great hike! We took the side trail to the top of Pu’u Huluhulu crater viewpoint at the beginning which gives a nice view of where you will be going. After that it’s a couple of miles on out of this world volcanic landscape to Makaopuhi crater (completely exposed to the elements). The crater view here is amazing. Then the trail totally changes and you are in the jungle for most of the rest of the trail until you get to Napau crater viewpoint. It was clear when we started in the morning and then raining a bit on and off the way back. Temperature was fine. 2 liters H20 plenty for me. But if it was warmer and sunnier more may have been needed. It was VERY VERY windy on the volcanic landscape and long sleeve and rain coat were very helpful in taking the bite out of wind. Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat. Last part of trail in jungle is overgrown and pants would be helpful. View at Napau crater was outstanding (amazing view of Pu’u O’o still steaming even though it’s stopped erupting). Isolated, only saw 2 other people after Pu’u side trail. Took about 6.5 hours with stopping for lunch. We are avid hikers and in good shape and usually hike pretty fast. For us it was not too hard, just take your time and know your limits. The wind was the worst part today.

on Waimea Canyon

wandern
überwachsen
1 month ago

We went to Mauna Loa cabin yesterday. The conditions were very good (cold but sunny most of the time). There was some traces of snow at the top which had to fall the last two or three days. Starting at 10 am we reached the caldera after 2,5 hours and the cabin after 2 additional hours. We return to the observatory after a 2,5 hour descent. Watch out, I did not realize how long it is to reach the cabin from the edge of the caldera! I would recommend not underestimating this trail as the distance is quite long (6 miles x 2), the altitude is high (I personally got the first signs of the mountain sickness), and finally the weather conditions can be tough (which was not our case even though we wore a hat and gloves). I know that many people stop at the edge of the caldera, which is already a great effort. This one is rewarded but the beautiful scenery. If you feel good enough, we highly recommend carrying on. The view from the cabin is just breathtaking!! Take a lot of water (3 l per person at least), a lot of sunscreen, some good shoes and warm clothes. The last but not least, it can be very difficult (or even impossible) to find one’s way in case of fog or in the night. Bringing a navigation system with you could be very useful in such circumstances... Take care. Ps: some local people say that reaching the Mauna Loa turns you into Hawaiian people...

rucksacktour
steinig
1 month ago

Nov 20-22, 2019 We did this trail as part of a 3-day one-way excursion from Mauna Loa trailhead to the summit then down to Weather Observatory. Day one began at Mauna Loa trailhead to Red Hill cabin (7.5 miles) starting at 10am ending at 3pm. I wrote a review of that separately. Day two from Red Hill to Summit Cabin 11.5 miles (830am-3pm). This hike was amazing with all the vast volcanic views, plenty of cones, craters and caves. I was able to do it in shorts and quarter sleeve shirt most of the way until about 12,000 ft where it got chilly and windier so I put on a hoodie. It was very sunny most of the way. Sun hat is essential. Trail is well marked with Ahu (cairns) and elevation signs every 1,000ft. Definitely keep track of the cairns though because it's easy to start wandering off trail since most of the terrain is vast and looks the same. At the cabin (13,200ft) it's very cold and windy so I layered up with pants, hoodie jacket, rain jacket, gloves and winter hat. At night it probably hit high 20s with strong wind gusts. It snowed about 2 inches overnight which made for a magnificent wintery sunrise with views of snowcapped Mauna kea. The cabin has plenty of bunk beds with mattress pads and there were about 15 extra sleeping bags and blankets up for grabs. Even though my group brought our own sleeping bags we still used the extra ones to add insulation layers to our beds (forts) and cover up a window that didn't close fully. Super grateful for the extra bags. The water catchment was full but make sure to filter your water during the day or afternoon before it freezes overnight. In the morning the water spiket was frozen so we had to melt snow for extra water. Have you ever pooped at 13,000ft overlooking a massive crater of the world's largest active volcano? Day three we set off from the cabin to the true summit at 9am (4.6 miles). We took our time enjoying the snow, the grand crater views and taking photos. Descended from the summit at 12:15pm and reached the Weather Observatory by 3:15pm (6 miles). Our shoes were all beat up by the end. Highly recommend strong sturdy boots and extra duck tape just in case. One of us just wore running shoes and feet made it fine but the shoes are basically non-existent now . There are several ways to do the Mauna loa summit depending on time and transportation. We were able to leave one car at the Mauna Loa trailhead and arrange to get picked up at weather observatory. One couple that was with us most of the trip started from the Mauna Loa trailhead to Red Hill cabin. Then next day went all the way up to the summit and spent night at Summit cabin. Then third day hiked all the way down back to the trailhead where their car was. You could also do the summit as a day hike from the weather observatory. The elevation can be a little more intense since you gain so much in such little time. Either way, highly recommend exploring Mauna loa trails and spending the night at the cabin! Be prepared to elevation sickness, hydration, sun exposure and cold weather!

rucksacktour
steinig
1 month ago

This trail is sooo beautiful and definitely worth as a day hike, overnight out and back, or part of thru hike to the summit of Mauna loa. Great stargazing at night and incredible sunrise with views of Mauna kea and otherworldly escapes at red hill cabin. 11/20/19 We (group of 4) set off at 10 am from Mauna loa trailhead after spending the night at the Nāmakanipaio camp ground at HVNP. We were blessed with great weather on the trail, despite rain at 4000ft, which made the trail very easy to follow (cairns/ahu). 99% of the trail is lava rock of various types (a'a and pahoehoe) so good sturdy footwear is essential. Bring emergency duck tape if your shoes get torn up. We took plenty of breaks about every 30-45 mins to eat, drink rest and acclimate as we ascended. Definitely felt the elevation past 9000ft as the trail gets steeper. We made it to Red Hill cabin at 3pm with plenty of time to set set up and have dinner before sunset at 5:45. Two people in our group had never hiked at elevation before but they did just fine. Made sure to stay hydrated and rest plenty to acclimate. The cabin had plenty of beds with mattress pads. There were 2 light sleeping bags up for grabs. It got very chilly at night so definitely bring warm sleeping bags or blankets if planning to spend the night. The cabin had a kitchen area with some leftover propane, pots and dry food if anyone found themselves stranded without it. There was a water catchment tank with plenty of water that we filtered to drink and a pit toilet. Bring your own supplies and toilet paper! Don't forget to pack out your trash :) The cabin had lots of interesting things to read on the walls and in the various logs books in case you get bored. There are some short trails around the cabin to get some nice panoramic views. After spending the night and waking up to a glorious sunrise, we set off at 8:30am next morning to continue our adventure to Mauna Loa Cabin and summit.

wandern
kein schatten
steinig
überwachsen
2 months ago

We went until Napau crater in 6 hours (round trip) including pictures and 20 minutes lunch time at Napau Crater viewpoint. The trek is really easy to follow. Take 2-3 liters of water because it’s very sunny. Lots of vegetation before Napau crater, wear a trouser and just go inside :-) The beginning of the trek is a lava desert before entering a forest, it was a nice hike !

wandern
kein schatten
steinig
überwachsen
2 months ago

Awesome, but definitely bring at least 3.5 / 4L of water per person to make sure. The heat is crazy, I was lucky enough to have a cloudy ascent, but the descent with the sun was hardcore, I can't imagine having clear sky for the ascent. Little "private" (no one there) beach is an awesome reward.

wandern
2 months ago

Strenuous, if you are not accustomed to walking across long distances of lava rock, beware of your feet! Bring mole skins

wandern
steinig
überwachsen
2 months ago

Full out and back is about 12.2 miles. This feels like two separate trails. Initially you start on a field with minimal shade and volcanic rocks as far as the eye can see. They you abruptly move into the rain forest. The first crater was easy to get to; about 3.7 miles out from the start with with a volcanic field. Just watch your footing on the aha. The second crater had quite a lot of over grown brush, but still easy to navigate. All the hills were not very steep, just gradual and long. Bring lost of water as it gets hot. In the end, totally worth it.

wandern
kein schatten
steinig
2 months ago

wandern
käfer
steinig
überwachsen
2 months ago

wandern
2 months ago

Biked down the Canyon. Beautiful views.

Loved the views. Biked down Waimea canyon too.

wandern
überwachsen
5 months ago

Great trail, awesome views but after the first crater it gets pretty overgrown. I’d suggest wearing pants. Totally worth it for the view of the final crater though.

Since Mauna Kea is currently closed due to the protests, we were looking for alternatives, and were really glad we tried this! The one lane road from Saddle Rd up to the trailhead is freshly paved and easily navigable by 2WD vehicle (although be cautious for oncoming traffic). To be clear -- me and my companion did NOT go all the way to the Cabin. We stopped about 3.5 mi in, when reaching the rim of the crater at 13,100 foot elevation. I couldn't see much benefit to going the extra distance along the crater all the way to the cabin or observatory. My companion is not the most fit, but I encouraged him to make it all the way up -- it took us almost 4 hours up with lots of rest, and we were glad we started at 10:30, as it was nearly 6pm with only an hour of sunlight left when we got back to the car.. The going can be a little rough at times, but if you carefully follow the cairns, they really do take you the best / easiest route through the rocky terrain. The first half is interesting being on top of recently solidified lava, but the second half is truly PHENOMENAL, with the different types of lava rock and landscapes especially as you enter the national park boundary. I am actually glad that we did Mauna Loa instead of Mauna Kea, as we got to see so much evidence of the recent volcanic activity, as well as a smoking crater.

One way hike to Maona Loa Cabin. Surreal volcano hiking. High altitude hike over 13000ft with 2700ft gain. Bring plenty of water. Took us about 3.3 hr with about 1hr of breaks. Cabin is beautiful and very well maintained with water tank and toilet.

steep, but 3.20 min up with a 4 year old isn't bad. cabin is nice

Lovely trail; would definitely do it again. Great if you want to get away from people. Didn’t meet a single person for the two days (past the first campsite). Trail is in good condition but do bring a map or something as you should stay on the east side of the river after the third crossing. That’s the only point where you could potentially get lost or take the wrong way since it might look like the trail wants you to do another crossing. River crossing can be done hopping from stone to stone as long as it hasn’t been raining. Lovely water pools for swimming and nice campsite once you reach the end of the trail (need to get a permit for camping on any of the sites).

I have to admit that I was scared of this trail (if you want to call it that). It seems like everywhere you look, you hear people talking about how horribly difficult it is. I wondered whether I could actually make it up. But I have dreamed of this hike for YEARS. And like so many other people, my time on the island was limited. Who knew when (or if) I would ever come back. So I figured I would give it my best shot. I’m GLAD I did! Hands down, this is one of the best mountains I have been on (and I’ve been on LOTS). It’s somewhat hard to put a finger on why. Maybe it is the combination of the clear and crisp air, the multicolored lava, and interesting rock formations. Maybe it is watching the steam vents from the summit and knowing you are on an active volcano. Maybe it is that grand, otherworldly feeling that just says ‘La La Land’. Or maybe it is knowing that I am not laying on the beach at a resort or snorkeling like a ‘good little boy’ on vacation in Hawaii. Rather, I am daring to do something as ‘Un-Hawaiian’ (at least in the stereotypical sense) as climbing a 13000ft mountain. Maybe it is all of these things. But in the end, climbing Mauna Loa will DEFINITELY take you to a VERY interesting and different world from just about anywhere else. As for the hike itself, I did not find it NEARLY as hard as some say. There really isn’t anything terribly steep to climb. And although it is rocky, the terrain is no more difficult than many mountains in, say, California or Colorado. Just keep in mind that the rock tends to be on the sharp side, and can chew up shoes FAR worse than even the most spirited puppy. As for altitude, this can certainly be an issue for some. And since there aren’t really any high altitude campgrounds or Hotels on the Big Island, coming straight up to a trailhead at 11000ft from Hilo or Kona can be difficult for altitude sensitive folks. But if you can climb mountains like Shasta, Whitney, Langley, White, or even Dana without a hitch, Mauna Loa is not bad at all. No, there is no lush greenery on this trail. But that is to be expected on ANY trail ANYWHERE at this kind of altitude. You are in the alpine zone, FAR above the treeline here in Hawaii. Furthermore, the fact that it is going to be chilly is a given. I felt like it was significantly colder on Mauna Loa than on mountains as high (or higher) in California - at least in summer. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, given that there is no shade. Just be prepared. But if you can get over the fact that this hike does NOT have many of the things that most people THINK a hike SHOULD have (ie deep forests, streams, waterfalls, etc), you will find that Mauna Loa certainly has LOTS to offer. The multicolored rocks, interesting formations, awesome views, fresh clean air, amazingly blue skies, and overall grandness of the mountain all make this hike very unique and give it a vibe that is second to none. Even the rough pahoehoe and aa lavas that you walk across have their charm. The aa kind of has an interesting ring to it, almost like a cross between Coke bottles and light bulbs. Oh, and let’s not forget the outdoor toilet at 13000ft. Take a selfie. Nobody will ever know up here on the ‘Lonely Mountain’. Regardless, this will be a hike you will NEVER forget!

wandern
kein schatten
abseits des Weges
steinig
7 months ago

This was a very hard trail. The grade wasn’t very steep but the terrain was brutal. Definitely wore the wrong shoes. We both wore our Altra trail running shoes which did fantastic with gripping on the smooth lava and allowed for tons of stability with the wide toe box on the way up. On the way down however my ankles became extremely tired with all the movement from extreme uneven terrain and I was truly regretting not doing this in a high ankle hiking boot. Sun exposure the entire way. Water water water! We did the 14 mile out and back in 6 hours. I thought I was going to die at the 12th mile but we made it.

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