Kuli’ou’ou Ridge to Manoa Middle

March 1, 2020
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Met up with Katie before the chickens came out to roost at the top of Kalaau Place to start our hike. Going up the rooted trail where I rolled my ankle ten minutes into the hike. Two left feet. Not surprisingly, we had the 2,200′ darkened summit all to ourselves. Photo by Katie Bingham. Making […]

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Poamoho to Laie Trail

February 22, 2020
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It was time for another camping weekend in the mountains. Thanks to Caroline for dropping Katie, Lilyn and myself off at the trailhead where we met up with Agnes, Allison, Anne and Matt, but not before taking care of bathroom breaks and morning coffee fixes. Photo by Matt Vidaurri. A big mahalo to Lonnie and […]

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Pali Puka to Wilson Tunnels

February 17, 2020
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Over 20,000 people were participating in the 36th Great Aloha Run today, while the three of us decided to spend it in the mountains. Thanks to Ivy for dropping Barry, Krissy and myself off at the Pali Lookout to start our hike. We started from the deserted Pali Lookout and made the short and steep […]

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Hobb’s Ridge to Bolohead Ridge

February 9, 2020
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We took a break from the KST and went hiking on the West side today. West side is the best side. Thanks to Janell and Shirley for dropping Anne, Art, Chris, Katie, Lilyn, Tessa and myself off in Waianae Valley. Luckily we only had to walk a short distance up the paved road before plunging […]

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Palindrome Hike (Aiea Loop Trail to Kulana’ahane)

February 2, 2020
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Today was the first global palindrome date in 909 years and it was also the day that the San Franciscos 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs played it out in the 54th Superbowl. We were just planning to pay a visit to Hell. Thanks to Caroline and Lonnie for picking Aida, Art, Dale, Katie, Lilyn, […]

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Pali Lookout to Manoa Middle

January 26, 2020
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Met up with a rather large group comprised of Aida, Allison, Ani, Art, Bill, Chris, Dale, Janell, Jason, Justin, Katie, Naomi, Quan, Shirley and Tessa at the Pali Lookout with favorable conditions or so I thought. Some of us had places to go and some of us didn’t. Drone photo by Justin Wahl. Somebody found […]

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Holoholo (Kauai)

January 19, 2020
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The next day, we all woke up refreshed, but apparently not refreshed enough to catch the sunrise this time around. We all ate a hearty breakfast and nobody got left behind this time for going to the bathroom. Hiking gear comes in handy when somebody can’t figure out how to get back to the room. […]

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Return to the Blue Hole

January 18, 2020
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Mia invited Bill, Chris, Cisco, Ed, Liezl, Shirley, Suzie and myself to celebrate her birthday bash on the Garden Isle. We all flew in and collected what we needed at the big box and little box stores before heading into the valley to start our hike. The guys checking out the flooded and rutted road […]

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Kuli’ou’ou to Makapu’u Lookout

January 12, 2020
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Met up with Aida, Art, Chris, Janell, Katie, Lilyn and Tessa at the top of the neighborhood watch to begin our rainy day hike. Starting off on the ten switchbacks that would eventually take us out of the valley. Photo by Katie Bingham. Walking through the grove of pine trees with the needle droppings that […]

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Pu’u Piei Makai CCW

January 5, 2020
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Some friends wanted to hike this fun ridge, I agreed to return on the condition that we do it from the bottom up. More bang for your buck. Met up with Aida, Art, Chris, Dale, Kat, Katie, Lilyn, Tessa and Sally at one of the wettest spots on the island. Today was no exception as […]

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