Pu’u Kawiwi to Mount Ka’ala

November 11, 2018
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Met up with Analyn, Chris, Cisco, Ferlino, Matt and Shirley on Veteran’s Day to hike on the West side. Some of us were still sleepy from last night’s Bruno Mars concert. Sleep walking in the mountains it is. Photo by Matt Vidaurri. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping us off deep in the valley, where we […]

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Moanalua Middle Ridge to Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines)

November 4, 2018
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Bereft of hiking buddies for today, I decided to visit one of my favorite haunts on my own. Rules were meant to be broken. Sometimes, not all the time. I managed to snag an empty stall in the Moanalua Valley parking lot where a constant stream of hikers could be observed heading into the valley. […]

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Kaena Point Tracking Station to King Kong Ridge

October 28, 2018
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Rainy weather in Wahiawa diverted Chris, Ferlino and myself to the end of the island. Plan B. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping us off in front of the guard shack, where we waited for our 4×4 rides to show up while we watched a couple of cannibal chickens peck at a roadkill. I had a […]

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Pepeopae Bog

October 21, 2018
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The day was not over yet, so we piled back into the Jeep and drove towards the center of the island for our last hike of the weekend. We must be entering a hunting area. I think one would be hard pressed to find a sign in any hunting area that is not riddled with […]

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Kalaupapa Lookout Trail

October 21, 2018
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We woke up and had the leftover bread for breakfast and found out that less is better. Starting off the day right by hanging from the ceiling beams. Proper stretching is the key to an injury free hike. Most people look at a jeep and see it as a mode of transportation. Others see it […]

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Halawa Valley (Molokai)

October 20, 2018
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Met up with Analyn, Ani and Ferlino to fly the slightly less crowded skies going to Molokai this weekend. No TSA lines and lack of liquids rule makes it the only way to fly. Landing on the fifth largest of the inhabited Hawaiian islands. We picked up our jeep and was told not to treat […]

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Poamoho Trail to Papali Ridge

October 14, 2018
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Met up with Ferlino, Mia and Shirley to salvage what we could from the originally planned camping weekend. Ferlino opening the gate to where the cows sometimes stray from their barbed wire pastures and hunters roam the land looking for smaller sized ungulates. Thanks to Brian for the tailgate ride to the top and the […]

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C-Rider Falls

October 13, 2018
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Talks of projected thunderstorms aborted our camping hike, so I asked Ani if she could show us a waterfall hike on the West side. Thunderstorms? Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. I think it’s been more than twice. Slow learner. Thanks to James for dropping Ferlino and myself off […]

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Okolehao Trail to Pu’u Hihimanu

October 7, 2018
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Our second and last day on the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain was spent on an exhausting hike with zero views at the top. Hey, it’s the journey and not necessarily always the destination that counts. Keep repeating until it becomes believable. We couldn’t leave the hotel grounds without another photo shoot that lasted […]

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Pihea Trail to Alakai Swamp

October 6, 2018
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Analyn, Ferlino and myself flew over to the Garden Isle to get in some hiking this weekend. We picked up our rental car, stocked up on water and snacks at Walmart and drove to the end of the winding road to Waimea to begin our hike. Descending down the seemingly solidified eddies and currents captured […]

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