Mount Ka’ala to King Kong Ridge

September 22, 2018
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Somebody requested to hike the highest point on the island for his birthday hike. Thanks to Maureen for dropping Analyn, James, Ryan, Shirley and myself off deep in Waianae valley. Four pairs of shoes and one pair of slippers hit the much reviled road. From a fertilized egg to a sun bleached pig skull. Reading […]

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Kaena Point to Pu’u Kaua

September 1, 2018
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Met up with Analyn, Anne, Chris, Cisco and Ferlino to labor our way in the mountains this weekend. Thanks to Jasmin for waking up at an ungodly hour to drop us off. Walking in the footsteps of the trains that once circled this part of the island. Making our way up the rocky ridge line. […]

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Holoholo (Maui Day 2)

August 12, 2018
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Some of us woke up and took a morning stroll on the beach while others dreamed of unrequited romances. We took in the views of Molokai and Lanai from the beach, saw crabs scuttling into the rocks as the waves washed over them and plucked opihi off the rocks. Back in the hotel room, we […]

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Holoholo (Maui Day 1)

August 11, 2018
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Analyn and I flew to Maui to meet up with Andy and Matt for another adventure filled weekend on the Valley Isle. After they picked us up, we ate breakfast at Zippys and went shopping for food and drinks at Walmart. The weather pattern around the island pretty much dictated our plans for the day, […]

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Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines) to Nu’uanu Pali

August 5, 2018
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Met up with Andy, Chris, Matt and Olivier at the Pali Lookout to continue riding the saddles. Somebody woke up late and got to ride in the boot (trunk). Thanks to Nandor for dropping us off on the side of the highway. The other side. We don’t need hard hats where we’re going today. Maybe […]

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Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines) to Moanalua Valley

July 29, 2018
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Some Ohio Professor thought I was joking about taking him to the saddles for his special day. Happy Birthday! I picked up Andy from Kalama Valley and we drove to Moanalua Valley, where Analyn was kind enough to take us to the trailhead off Likelike Highway. Our first views of the day. Hope it won’t […]

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Mount Mitake to Mount Otake to Mount Nokogiri

July 22, 2018
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I had wanted to fit in a somewhat challenging hike during my stay in Japan, but could not get the logistics worked out. So upon the suggestion of a fellow hiking friend, I journeyed to the town of Mitake to bag three mountain summits in a day. Three train transfers later and I was in […]

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Fuji-san 2018

July 18, 2018
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We returned to Japan’s iconic symbol after a year’s hiatus due to Mari’s recent development of rheumatoid arthritis which had derailed our annual pilgrimage to Fuji-san. But thanks to medication, physical therapy and sporadic hikes to Makapu’u Lighthouse; Mari was ready to climb Fuji again this year. Monitoring the weather score cards for Fuji before […]

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Moanalua Middle Ridge to Kulana’ahane

July 8, 2018
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Janell and I had a slice of Heaven today with a topping of purgatory on the side. Photo by Janell Tuttle. Stepping foot into the valley that has five distinct forest types and over nine miles of streams. We were just concerned with one particular trail today. Making our muddy way underneath the thicket of […]

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Mount Ka’ala (Evelyn)

July 1, 2018
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We hiked to the highest point on the island today to visit a post-WW2 wreckage as gloomy weather derailed the original plan to saddle up. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping us off deep in Waianae Valley. Is this a slipper optional hike? Heading deep into the valley, streambed was bone dry. No waterfalls today. Rooting […]

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