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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Aiea Ridge to Red Hill ( Stairway to Hell Bottom )

December 3, 2017
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We decided to visit Hell today to help a friend reach her hiking goal. Met up with Ani, Chris, Cisco, Ferlino, Janell and Jeremy at Kea’iwa Heiau State Recreation Area. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping us off. Laredo was running fashionably late. Photo by Ferlino Carinio. Pushing off on the rooted trail. No benchwarmers in […]

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Pupukea to Poamoho Trail

November 19, 2017
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I decided to spend another camping weekend in the mountains, but on the KST this time around. Thanks to Lonnie for dropping Ani and myself off at the start of our hike. No other hikers on the trail this morning, except … … a friendly dog walker and her domesticated charges. Enjoying the mountain shade […]

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Kaena Point to Kolekole Pass

November 10, 2017
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We spent Veteran’s Day Weekend camping and hiking in the Waianae Mountains. Big shout out to Alexis for driving Stuart and myself to the end of the island to start our hike. Trying to tie my shoe laces in the wee hours of the morning with makapiapia still in my eyes. Thanks to Alexis for […]

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True Manamana to Crouching Lion Trail

November 5, 2017
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We managed to coax a 10x veteran from retirement to join us on today’s hike. Met up with Agnes, Anne, Chris, Daryl, Lee and Mia at the beach park. Thanks to Alexis for dropping me off. The most dangerous start to any hike, crossing the road to get to the other side. Luckily, we made […]

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Poamoho Trail to Pauao Ridge

October 29, 2017
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Glenn wanted me to set up a hike to this picturesque summit in the Ewa Forest Reserve for his 24 hour fitness buddies. A social mixer hike. The only problem was that his social buddies decided to work out at 24 Hour Fitness instead. At least Alexis, Brian, Chris, Dale, Daryl, Ferlino, Glenn and Josh […]

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Piliwale Ridge to Pali Lookout

October 22, 2017
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Ben and I woke up before the crack of dawn to attempt our three saddle traversal hike. Key word on attempt. Somebody overslept again. Heading up the ridge, too early for the bees. Gazing at the Windward city lights. Ben peering over the notch into the inky darkness. Daylight breaking over the mountains, allowing us […]

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Nihoa Gulch (Crystal Canyon) to Kaena Point

October 15, 2017
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We decided to explore a well-trafficked canyon on the North Shore side today. Met up with Chris, Dale and Ferlino at a secluded beach in Mokuleia. Somebody overslept. Thanks to Cisco for the beta on this neat little canyon tucked away in Mokuleia. We fled the tsunami and hiked inland through the waist high California […]

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Ohikilolo to Ka’ala Road

October 8, 2017
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West side is the best side, especially for hiking. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping Alexis, Annalyn, Ferlino and myself off in Kea’au. Starting our dawn retreat into the valley. Party of four for the horseback adventure tours? It’s amazing how a few years can commercialize this valley. Hiking on the rocky, dirt road with views […]

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