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Jan 20, 2007        
Entry Submitted by: Merlin W
We hiked Ko'loa Gulch this week, more commonly known as turtle falls. The photos are listed under Falls, Ko'loa. We had a big party - 13 of us altogether. It took a little longer than usual (8 hours round trip). Before we went I found cordinates for a Geocache on the trail and put the numnbers in my GPS. We hunted for and found the 'Pres. Trumans Decision' Geocache along the trail about 2/3 of the way to the falls. It had a few niknacks in it and a short description of the Presidents thoughts and choice to use Atomic weapons against Japan. Found another map inside with a cache hidden in Kahana Valley. If you follow the directions on the previous link to the 'Pres. trumans Decision Cache' you can locate the cache without a GPS. The pink ribbons at each stream crossing are marked with the crossing number. The geocache is in a fern across from the 26th crossing. Check Here for the detailed directions.
The GPS recorded a total distance to the falls of 3.4 Miles (about 7 miles round trip) and elevation gain of 750 feet. The trail was slippery as usual. It crossed the stream about 30 times and a few people in the group took a slip and spill into the water. I did the trail a year ago with two friends that lost cameras due to water damage. It's a good idea to put electronics into ziplock bags. Check weather conditions to ensure that you wont get caught in the rain and potential flood. At the trail head is a memorial dedicated to a young scout who drowned in a flood while on the trail.

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