Ascent of Kawaikini on 2020-12-01
|Others in Party:||Priti Wright|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 1, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5243 ft / 1598 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOver three days, Priti and Jeff Wright traversed up and over the island, summiting the highest point of the island (Kawaikini), then Paraglided off near the shores of the sacred Wai'ale'ale pond, landing at the film location of the Jurassic Park Gates (the beams are still in place today). For the Wai'ale'ale hike, they were joined by a good friend Flip who took video of their takeoffs and expertly drove them to the Mohihi-Wai'alae trailhead. After landing, Jeff and Priti headed back towards the mountain, from whence they came, along the Wailua River towards its source, Weeping Wall, 3,000ft directly below Kawaikini, passing Blue Hole along the way where three rivers converge.
We used the following report tracks for the trail portion: https://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=1101381
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