Friday, April 17, 2015

YSA Hike to Sokehs Rock

On Saturday April 18, 2015 the Young Single Adults planned a hike to Sokehs Rock the main landmark on Pohnpei.  This rock is the first thing one sees as you land at the airport.
 It was very hot and humid but was otherwise a beautiful day.  Sokehs Rock below looks rather small but in reality it is huge.  You can barely see the ocean waves in the distance.  A ring of coral reefs surround the island and prevent the sandy beaches seen on most islands.
There was about 50 or 60 youth that participated in the hike to Sokehs Rock.
 On the top of the mountain there are still reminders that this island was a strategic place during WWII.  Below is a large gun left by the Japanese after the war.  There is a memorial to the unknown soldier at the radio towers.


  1. Great preparation for the Grand Canyon! Glad you were able to go on a hike and in such beautiful scenery. Did you tell the youth what all the plant's names were and identify birds? ;) Wouldn't be a Mel hike without that!

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