Poamoho Trail to Waimano Trail

February 17, 2018
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Forecasted thunderstorms changed our camping plans from the WST to the KST on the MLK weekend. So many acronyms, not enough time. Permit in hand, we swung the gate open to kick off our weekend. Thanks to Ferlino and Jasmin for dropping Chris, Cisco, Stuart and myself off. Photo by Cisco Quintanilla. Stuart breaking up […]

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Red Hill to Moanalua Middle Ridge

February 11, 2018
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Ferlino, Robin and myself decided to pay a visit to Heaven today. Pounding the pavement. What happened to the jeep road? We ran into Janell’s group who was going one way … Photo by Ferlino Carinio. … and we were going the other way. Real time weather forecast of clouds on the saddle. Photo by […]

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Pali Lookout to Kalihi Saddle ( Powerlines )

February 4, 2018
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Some folks wanted a taste of the saddles, I just wanted to get to Bowman. Somewhere in between was a happy compromise. Met up with Charlie, Chris, Clayton, Ferlino and Kimi at the Pali Lookout. The sign marks the spot. Chris enjoying the fiery sunrise with his morning wood. Photo by Kimiyo Bowlby. Brief stop […]

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13 Crossings ( Makamaka’ole Trail )

January 21, 2018
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We left the middle of the head to drive to the back of the head for our last hike of the weekend. Photo by Jasmin Nepomuceno. It was late in the day, as we had streams to cross and waterfalls to climb, so off we went through the towering buffalo grass. Time to start counting […]

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Iao Valley

January 21, 2018
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We woke up the next morning, checked out of the hotel and saw the future at McDonald’s. Automated ordering. No more pesky humans, at least until the bugs are worked out. Taking the less trampled trail as we dropped into the valley. Photo by Jasmin Nepomuceno. We followed an obvious trail on the stream banks. […]

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Commando Hike

January 20, 2018
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Flew over to the Valley Isle with Jasmin to do some exploring and hiking with Matt who was already there doing business. Thanks to Matt for picking us up at the airport, stopping at the market to pick up water and food and then heading off to the trailhead. We yielded to the bovine blockade […]

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Pueo Ridge to Kalihi Saddle ( Powerlines )

January 14, 2018
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Helped a friend to finish a ridge and another to celebrate her birthday today. It was also a nice day to be alive and hiking as we all managed to survive the false missile alert that gave everybody a pause yesterday. Met up with Daryl and Mia at the parking lot as Amber, Anne, Clayton, […]

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Pali Notches to Judd Trail

January 7, 2018
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Kicked off the New Year with an easy hike so I can be ready for the hardest hike by Christmas Day. Met up with Chris, Ferlino and Robin at the Pali Lookout as the morning sun torched the tops of the mountains turning them orange red. Photo by Robin Farr. Nothing like a short cardio […]

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Hawaii Loa Ridge to Makapu’u

December 31, 2017
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Ferlino joined me on the last hike of the year as we met up at Hawaii Loa. Somebody looked at their calendar through beer colored glasses, so off we went on the trail that we had just come down from last week. Heading into the stand of ironwood trees that provided temporary refuge from the […]

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Kalawahine Trail to Hawaii Loa Ridge

December 24, 2017
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Returned back to the mountains after a two-week hiatus filled with Christmas parties and festivities. Met up with Chris and Ferlino at Tanatalus. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping us off again. Chris keeping the sign under wraps until we get to the summit. Pushing off on the trail that is part of the Honolulu Mauka […]

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