Poamoho Trail to Waikane Trail

June 24, 2018
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Decided to combine a family friendly hike with a hike to a Windward Valley today. Of course, the family didn’t show up. We arrived in the central valley to find out that the parking next to the road is now blocked off. Glenn had to drive into town to park somewhere that was not chronic […]

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Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain)

June 17, 2018
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Scaling back my hiking expectations, we set off to hike the slumbering giant that still has yet to wake up from his kanak attack. We slathered on sunscreen as the day was already starting out hot and humid. It’s always nice to see the different flowers that dot the trails on the islands. Passing timber […]

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Kalepa Ridge Trail

June 16, 2018
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I got invited to an impromptu weekend of hiking on the Garden Isle. Who can say no to free room and transportation? Brian picked me up from the airport and gathered Naomi from the hotel, where we then proceeded to drive up the winding and scenic road to Koke’e State Park. Looking into Kalalau Valley, […]

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King Kong Ridge to Mount Ka’ala

June 10, 2018
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We went searching for a monster in the jungle today. Mahalo to Steve for the beta on this trail. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping Analyn, Ferlino and myself off as we got treated to the spectacle of a peacock courting the opposite sex. Met a couple other folks out for their morning constitutional. We passed […]

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Makapu’u to Aiea

May 26, 2018
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I decided to give the KST thru hike another try; if I knew what the outcome was going to be, I would have stayed home in bed. Joining me were Chris and Matt; Anne and Clayton came along just for the first day. Thanks to Daryl for dropping us off at the Makapu’u Lookout. Photo […]

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Aiea Loop Trail to Aiea Ridge Trail

May 13, 2018
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Met up with Chris, Dale and Lopaka for a simple hike to the summit and back today. I think Lopaka was telling Chris to make sure he throws away his banana peel in the rubbish can or maybe he was just complimenting him on the cut of his jib. Mother Nature’s varicose veins on display. […]

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Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines) to Moanalua Middle Ridge

May 6, 2018
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Met up with Chris, Chun, and Ferlino in Moanalua Valley to be shuttled by Jasmin to the trailhead. Photo by Chris Bautista We waited for Anne as the weekend traffic whizzed passed us; expecting oxtail soup, but instead was just graced by her presence. I guess that will have to do. Panoramic view of the […]

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Wiliwilinui Trail to Pali Notches

April 29, 2018
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It was that time to play Santa Claus and bring Christmas cheer to the mountains this weekend. Passing the gate, several two and four legged hikers kept me company on the trail until the stairs section. The mountains were strikingly clear against the blue backdrop of the sky. Why can’t every day on the trails […]

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Kulana’ahane Trail to Waimano Trail

April 21, 2018
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It was another weekend and another opportunity to introduce somebody to the wonderful world of camping in the mountains. Met up with Lopaka in Moanalua Valley as we hit the trail that is well on its way to becoming a paved road. My fleeting and futile attempt to walk on water. Photo by Lopaka Hipperson. […]

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Kaena Point to Schofield Barracks

April 14, 2018
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My original plan was to fly to Kauai and set foot on the Kalalau Trail this weekend; instead Jasmin drove Cisco, Ferlino and myself to the end of the island to kick off our weekend in the West. We crossed paths with an amphibian only a princess and Lopaka could love. Passing one of multiple […]

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