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Ascent of Pu'u Huluhulu on 2015-03-22

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen Musser
Date:Sunday, March 22, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pu'u Huluhulu
    Location:USA-Hawaii
    Elevation:3440 ft / 1048 m

Ascent Trip Report

210 feet of gain climbing the "wooded" relic cone and about 40 feet of add gain each way on a 2.5 mile RT. This is an interesting trip if you want to see what very recent devastation from an eruption can do. The eruptions began in 1969 and lasted to 1974 devouring and filling in several deep existing caters.

The eruption came from nearby Pu'u Ulu and the floows surrounded this pre-existing volcanic cone but never destroyed it. Thus from the summit you can see the extent of destruction from Pu'u Ulu. The flows flowed all the way to the sea and created several acres of "new" Hawaiian land"
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:290 ft / 88 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Pu'u HuluHulu TH
    Trailhead:Parking Lot  3230 ft / 984 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
65F
Ascent Part of Trip: Kilhua

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Kilauea2015-03-22 a210 ft / 64 m
2Pu'u Huluhulu2015-03-22 b290 ft / 88 m
3Mauna Ulu2015-03-22 c150 ft / 46 m
Total Trip Gain: 650 ft / 198 m    Total Trip Loss: 540 ft / 164 m



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