Waipio to Waimanu Backpacking Trip
5-3-08: Kai, Scout, Lightfoot, CoffeeMate, and the Professor's Waipio to Waimanu adventure
5-3-08 AM: We began our backpacking trip by fording the Waipio River at the beach park then ascending approximately 1200 feet in less than a mile, on switch backs that were less then groomed. The Muliwai Trail passes through 12 gulches, of moderate difficulty, before descending down into Waimanu Valley. The descent into Waimanu Valley was as difficult as the ascent from Waipio. The trail was steep and washed out in spots. It was also littered with Kukui nuts and Hala leaves.
5-4-08 AM: Waimanu Valley Campground!
5-5-08 AM: Back to Waipio Valley!