Kawiwi Ridge to Tiki Ridge

April 4, 2020
Thumbnail image for Kawiwi Ridge to Tiki Ridge

I was still all wet from the soaking we had just had on the Ko’olau Mountains last weekend, so we headed off to the West side to enjoy a dry spell for a change. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping Aida, Analyn, Dale, Ferlino, Sally, Tessa and myself out to the valley. Walking up the much […]

Read the full article →

Stairway to Heaven to Commando Trail

March 29, 2020
Thumbnail image for Stairway to Heaven to Commando Trail

I had lost something valuable coming down the unscheduled stairs descent last week and went back on a rescue and recover hike. Met up with Aida, Katie and Quan who agreed to join me. The rain was coming down in sheets as we embarked up the stairs in the wee hours. Perfect hiking weather. Somebody […]

Read the full article →

Pali Puka to Stairway to Heaven

March 22, 2020
Thumbnail image for Pali Puka to Stairway to Heaven

I had wanted to do this particular route for awhile, but always had to abort due to weather, lack of time or lack of will. I was determined to finish it this time around. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping Art, Ferlino, Lilyn and myself off. Photo by Barry Lau. We ran into two other hikers […]

Read the full article →

Upper Lulumahu Falls

March 15, 2020
Thumbnail image for Upper Lulumahu Falls

Projected heavy rain showers lead us to visit a waterfall. I still haven’t learned my lesson. Photo by Aida Gordon. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping Aida, Art, Ferlino, Lilyn, Tessa and myself off in the mountains above Tantalus. Art taking point on the trail and guiding us on what was a promised four hour hike. […]

Read the full article →

Ohikilolo Valley to Peacock Flats

March 8, 2020
Thumbnail image for Ohikilolo Valley to Peacock Flats

It was time to spend another anniversary on this particular mountain. Aida dropped off Katie and Lilyn at the trailhead, who had her knife at the ready in case any trouble appeared. Thanks to Janell for driving Aida, Quan, Tessa and myself to the trail head. Luckily the gate was open early in the morning, […]

Read the full article →

Kuli’ou’ou Ridge to Manoa Middle

March 1, 2020
Thumbnail image for Kuli’ou’ou Ridge to Manoa Middle

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 […]

Read the full article →

Poamoho to Laie Trail

February 22, 2020
Thumbnail image for Poamoho to Laie Trail

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 […]

Read the full article →

Pali Puka to Wilson Tunnels

February 17, 2020
Thumbnail image for Pali Puka to Wilson Tunnels

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 […]

Read the full article →

Hobb’s Ridge to Bolohead Ridge

February 9, 2020
Thumbnail image for Hobb’s Ridge to Bolohead Ridge

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 […]

Read the full article →

Palindrome Hike (Aiea Loop Trail to Kulana’ahane)

February 2, 2020
Thumbnail image for Palindrome Hike (Aiea Loop Trail to Kulana’ahane)

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, […]

Read the full article →