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THE GAUEKN ISLAND.
The First Ascent
Continued tronvoagc 1.
next clny by the discovery tlmt it vu
only a ten iniiiutee walk; however the
poor fellow hail worked Imrd nil diiy
openinu Ihi! tmth for us. ami wan half
dead with futmue, ami that was iicrliajw
u Flltlleient exeiiM for his revnrieatioi.
Wo hud been just two ami a half hours
I'll route from tin-out'. All the uroiind
about the sumtnit, beini? so frequently
drenched with rain, ami so ierietuilll.y
enveloped in heavy, clamp elnucK is ot
quite a boi"ry nature; exeept on the tops
of the little knolls one can lianlly step
without iiikiiifs' ankle deep in the yeild
iiifl soil. Shoes proved to he a worse than
useless eneiimbranie for they would soon
lieccmie filled with mud and serve to re
tain the dampness; some of our number
therefore discarded them altogether. All
future travelers to this region w ho lane
any antipathy to eold feet are hereby
"arnestly advi-ed to provide themselves
with Wifter-tinht boots.
We selected a- dry a spot as we could
find to the leeward of a proteetinc bin"',
and there, by collecting hranehes of tree
and huco fern leaves, made an elevated
floor for our tent. The thermometer this
evenili;: stood at VJo, which was the
ereate-t decree of cold we experienced
during the whole expedition.
About midnight we were awakened
from sleep by the sound of the rain driv
ing against the tent, which was Happing
and straining in the fitful gie-ts of wind,
a- if it would fain tear itself from its
fastenings and skedaddle over the hilK
Our four men, who bad built, a little
shanty on the brink of the stream, of
AjH'-ape leaves, were comnelled to uban-
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View of Makuliha from top of Waialeale,
lie coiiioo-vd of disinl
their sides are vm
dim it. as they could not induce it not
to abandon them, and eoiue Hiiil seek
shelter with U-; they were completely
soaked and were shhiring with cold.
Thursday morning dawned, dark and
gloomy; the rain had ceased, but thick
clouds of mist were drivina by. ,hout an
hour after daj'.ight the rest of-oiu men
arrived from the cave; they immediately
set to work to build a lire for the pur
pose of thawing out the poor guide, who
was mi benumbed with eold that h e
could scarcely stir.
At ten o'clock, although everything
wan still enveloped in a deii'-e fog, we
started oil' for the summit. Our route led
us east among the round hills with which
the ton of the mountain is interspersed:
tlie-e liills, which are generally le.-s than
a hliudrc 1 feet in height, appear some
what like volcanic cones: they .-ecni to
sinlegratcii lava, and
arsely covered with
coarse yellow grass.
Ka Kuahiwi o Kauai."
Such is the beginning of the ancient
mele which pilgrims weiv formerly ac
customed to sing on reaching the high
est peak of the mountain, which is Wai
aleale proper; at its foot lies the fabu
lous lake from which it takes its name,
"liippling Water," the origin of many a
W'ilil tale, Jay lief ore us; it jiroved t.i he
avery small pool, and a very large humbug;-we
endeavored to gaze upon it with
tlieentlhiAiasm which its celeb -ity de
manded, but could only be enthusiastic
in our di-gut.
It is of a regular eliptieal shape, its
two diameter- being respectively forty
soven and foitv-two feet; in short, it
appears much like an ordinary fUh-poml.
The chief outlet is the Wainiha stream
at the north-west eml ; the ground is so
extremely level along the course of this
stream that it (lofts for a long distance
without any perceptible current, and the
water would apparently How ju-t as well
the other way. There is another outlet
:it Ibi! wnitli-ea-t end of the liond: it
consists, of a ditch, said to have been dug
by the native.- in -ome tonner generation,
and conducts the water east to the edge
of the tremendous pali, from which the
pond is distant but a few rods. This little
stream trickling down among the terns
and gra-s is the Wailua Itiverin embryo
Thus this crystal lake in miniature l'
the source of two large strean ;hieh
empty theni-elves into the ocean on op
nosite -ides of the i-land.
On tin -oiithern bank of the Wainiha
stream, at a h rt distance from the
AH the time that wo had been on th
summit the clouds of mist hnd not ceas
ed to drive past like smoke, rendering
everything indistinct, and causing a man
at the distance of a few rods to loom up,
huge and shadowy, like the jjluwt of n
giant. No wonder this realm of solitude
and fog was peopled by the ancients, with
If we looked oil' from the brink of the
eastern precipice, whose perpendicular
height is several thousand feet, nothing
was to lie seen but an ocean of cloud, so
Illuminated by the sun as to appear like
a boundless Held of the whitest snow be
neath our feet. It was a very Hue spec,
taele, hut it was not what we had come
up to ra', so we nnpntiontly sought for
consolation, until proud Madame Wai
aleale should deign to liostow a smile
upon us, b y employing ourselves in
searching for new forms of vegetation
among the numberless varieties of ferns
and other plants which here aJouud.
Plants, of all kinds seem to a-wiine new
types and characters in this elevated
climate; this was especially noticeable in
regard to a tree called the Lapalapa. On
the way up we had noticed it, n large
e 1 e g a n t tree with wide-spreading
branches, and very peculiar sha'H'd, ser
rate leaves, of a light glinsy green color;
the slightest breeze was Mtlllcient to set
these all in motion, and as one side of
the leaves is of a much lighter shade
than the other, their violent fluttering
and Tibrating without a n y apparent
cause, was a curious sight. Hut here on
tlie top of the mountain this stately tree
had dwindled down to an insignificant
bii-h, the shapevof the leaves was entire
ly changed, and their serrated edge had
After dinner, which we ate at the en
campment, everything seeming fair, we
again returned to the summit, which to
our immense delight we lound periectiy
clear. A glimp-e Into Paradise could not
have given us greater pleasure than the
magnificent prospect we n o w beheld
through an u-ually clear "atmosphere.
The whole of Puna was spread out like a
map before us, and an exquisitely lieau
t i f til landscape it was. So perfect u com
bination of dark forests, and shimmer
ing streams, and smooth plains, and
verdant liills, and blue ocean, is rarely
-ecu; everthing was in harmony, then
was nothing to offend the taste. Wailua
wa directly in front of us, with its grace
ful ranges of little mountains' and round
topped hills; the mansion of "Wailua
Falls" was barely discoverable among
the groves of trees, and the cattle yards
md Han hedges of the place helped to
Nearer to us was the Wailua river
hiniiiL' and Hashing like polished silver
from its stony bed. On the right lav the
emerald cane fields of Liluie, and the
round bay of Xawiliwili, and sturdy
Ilaupu with its range of hills. On our
left, ridge after ridge stretched away to
ward the north, the whole densely cover-
d with lorest, to the extensive pasture
ands of ICealia, and beyond to the
minute hhie obeh-ks ol Kalalca.
We gazed with increasing rapture on
this glorious scene for about live minutes,
when the jealous old (iodiloss enshrouded
licr-elf once more in clouds and dark-no-,
and hid it from our sight.
Hut although the eastern view was in
visible, the western was still unclouded
mil niagnillcent; the whole of the west-
rn portion of the island lay spread out
in quiet grandeur, rugged and for the
most part densely wooded. At the north
east was the Wainiha valley, with its
blue precipitous, sides, forming a yawn
ing gulf so deep that no bottom could be
seen ironi our point ot observation. .Miinv
miles away in the west the mighty paii
of Puukapele and Halo maim was striking-
apparent, stretching like u stern im
passible barrier across the island, from
sea to sea.
On the south could occasionally bo dis
covered through the rifled clouds, the
parched plains of Hanapopo, hounded by
the white lines of surf. Enclosing all was
the great ocean, immensely broad, and
laruiy blue, with the horizon high unto
ward the zenith. On its placid bosom in
the distant west rested Niiliau with its
urrounding group of satellites. Across
mid-channel the declining sun had made
lazzliiig path-wav of the briiditost
silver, loicihly reminding one of the gold
en streets of the Apocalypse.
The mathematician of tho party had
brought up mercury and a sextant for
the purpose of ascertaining the precise
height of the mountain, hut the brief
duration of sunshine, and a visible hori
zon, prevented linn from reaching as
great a degree of accuracy in his observa
tions as would have been desirable.
About four o'clock we struck our tout
and set out for the lower regions; we
reached the cave of Keakn by sunset,
where we spent the night. We arrived at
Wamiea a little after noon the next day,
feeling richly repaid for tho toil of tho
journey, but satisfied that much remain
ed yet unseen, and determining that wo
would try it again next season, 1). V,
P. A. C.'s Win First Series
lake. 111. n i- u gdillj -filing mound
on who-e biiiniuit i- laid a platform of
..tone, ten lift Mpiare and about one
fi.ut in height; in the middle of this
structure then- stands on end a long,
narrow stone which is stippoced to be an
embodiment of the guardian genius of
. the place. I'ntil within a few years, it
hax lx't u customary for all visitors
to Waialeale to make a propitiatory
oU'erim. consisting generally of a string
of UtHiU, or a pioiv of money, to this
idol, which boars the iiame of Keawakoo.
The earth around it is thickly strewed
with Ix-ads of all kinds, from the clumsy
almriginal ivory carving, to the fancy
article ol foreign importation; with sac-riliginii-
bands e pocketed a few as
relics, to the apparent regret, however,
of the native-, who looked upon them
with a kind uf Miiorstitioua awe.
In a close and exciting came the
P. A. C. won from the J. A. C
in the deciding; game of the first
series o f the Koloa Midwinter
League, last Sunday, thereby giv
iiifi the championship of the first
series to the P. A. C.
hollowing are the results of
Sunday's games and the standing
of the respective teams.
P A. C. 3. J. A. C.
H. A. C. 9 F. A. C.
Standing of Teams
Teams V L Per Cent
P. A. C. 5 1 833
H. A. C. 4 2 666
J. A. C. 2 4 333
Filipinos 1 5 166
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