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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Pali Puka to Likelike Highway

April 1, 2018
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Met up with Lopaka and Sean at the Pali Lookout, Chris was running fashionably late. Catching the breaking sunrise over the mountains, filtered by the clouds. No morning woody spotted. We caught up with a couple that was on their way to the popular hole in the mountain. We talked story with them until Chris […]

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Likeke Falls and Virgin Mary Falls ( Lanihuli Bigs )

March 25, 2018
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We decided to explore one of the islands last (un)touched waterfall. This was actually two visits combined into one story, as redundancy has its limits. Photo by Chris Bautista. Met up with Analyn, Anne, Chris, Daryl, Ferlino, Jasmin, Lopaka, Sean and Tina at the parking lot that is only hospitable to church (body of collective […]

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Star Trek Ridge to Hobbs Ridge

March 18, 2018
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We decided to boldly go where many a (wo)man has gone before today. Thanks to Troy for the beta on this West side hike. Mahalo to Jasmin and Tricia for dropping us off deep in the Waianae Valley to start our hike. Group photo by Tricia Adams, left to right: Chris, Daryl, Ferlino, Analyn, Lopaka, […]

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Makapu’u to Wiliwilinui Trail

March 11, 2018
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Lack of suitable traction found us hiking on the Southern end of the Ko’olau Mountain Range today. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping Ferlino and myself off at the lookout, where we made the dangerous dash across the road to start our hike. Passing the concrete pier built to support marine research and moonlights as a […]

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Ohikilolo Ridge to Mokuleia Trail

March 4, 2018
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Decided to take a break from the last stormy hike and visit the nice and dry West side. Mahalo to Jasmin for dropping Chris, Ferlino, Jasmin, Lopaka, Matt and myself off at the trailhead where Janell was already waiting for us. Photo by Janell Tuttle. Getting friendly with the locals. Photo by Jasmin Nepomuceno. Walking […]

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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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