Mo'ole Ridge to Lanihuli

By Nandor Szotak - May 25th 2020 Sometimes I just sit down in front of the computer, log in to my Gaia account, open the topographic map and start looking for new possible ridges to climb. That's how I found this ridge which runs almost parallel with Kapalama Ridge and the Pali Highway. Usually when I find an interesting, possibly doable ridge, I start looking for write ups, old blogs, to see if anybody did that actual route. That's what I did when I decided to try and hike

Windward Olympus

By Nandor Szotak - May 2nd 2020 I didn't do a new, exciting so called extreme hike for a while. I was more occupied with peak bagging, doing other trails, and lately got into creating YouTube videos for a new challenge I set to myself, climbing Hawaii 100 Highest Peaks. All those peaks could be a good motive to write blogs, but I still think I am a better video creator than a writer. I am more of a "documenter" if that word exists. Okay, so a little bit of history about Wind

Climbing Eleao Windward

By Nandor Szotak - June 1st 2019 It was a long time in plan to climb up Eleao Windward, but as usual, life happened, so I had no time to hit the trails. My friend Mike was still here from mainland, so he was a good push for me to plan this hike already. It was a wet and humid Saturday morning, when the guys picked me up in Kaneohe. Randy (another friend) drove us to the "unmarked trailhead" of Eleao Windward where we could start our long journey to the top of the Ko'olau Moun

True Manamana

By Nandor Szotak - April 16th 2019 Climbing the 1600 feet tall Pu'u Manamana (True Manamana) was on my list for a long time. This peak not to be confused with Turnover Point (2076 ft), the highest point of Pu'u Manamana ridge. If you look at topographic maps you will find this peak as Pu'u Manamana, but to be differentiated from the ridge with the same name people call it "True Manamana". The actual ridge continues after you reach the peak, drops off 200', then reaches "2 Ape