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