Poamoho Trail to Castle Trail

March 17, 2019
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May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. What better way to spend St. Patrick’s Day than in the verdant mountains of the Ko’olau’s? Now if we only had a Patrick with us. Photo by Ani Lagpacan. Met up with the group at Allison’s house where we […]

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Pu’u Waiahilaahila

March 10, 2019
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This weekend was forecasted to be another chilly one with breezy conditions. Perfect weather to hike to the “nipple” peak out in Hauula. Quan agreed to show us most of the way. Key word on most. Mahalo to Janell for carpooling Cisco, Dale, Quan and myself to the limited parking trailhead. Look closely at Dale’s […]

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Kulana’ahane Trail to Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines)

March 3, 2019
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Met up with Ferlino at Moanalua Valley where we saw a tour guide with his paid charges in the parking lot. Must be nice to have a couple hundred dollars burning holes in your pockets. I wish I had that problem, the only thing burning holes in my pockets of late are the trails. Photo […]

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Poamoho to Pupukea

February 23, 2019
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We spent the weekend in the mountains where the country is still country. Thanks to Lopaka for taking Charlie, Chris, Ferlino and myself up the dark and bumpy road. Halfway to the summit, we kept moving as the clear summit was slowly turning cloudy. Looking at the line of clouds across the skyline. Heading into […]

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Makapu’u to Piliwale

February 16, 2019
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Chris and I did an abbreviated tour of the Ko’olau Mountains this weekend. Thank you Mother Nature. Mahalo to Ferlino for dropping us off at the bulging eye to start our hike. Looking back at the sun breaking over the horizon. The holiday spirit has worn out its welcome in the mountains. No hang gliding […]

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Kuaokala Trail

February 9, 2019
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Looking for a short easy hike to do this weekend, I found it in the form of Kuaokala Trail. Thanks to Quan for letting me tag along with her group. Photo by Lahela. We found the road to Kaena Point closed due to high surf, but the road going up to the Kaena Point Tracking […]

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1% Waterfall

February 2, 2019
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Forecasted rain pushed us off on our planned ridge hike and down into the valley looking for a waterfall that supposedly only 1% of hikers know exists. Thanks to Allison for showing Ben, Cisco, Dale, Ferlino, Greg, Janell and myself the way. We followed the stream where the water was flowing on the ground and […]

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Opaeka’a, Ho’opi’i and Wailua Falls

January 20, 2019
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Most of the ahem, experienced crew were suffering from all sorts of ailments from yesterday’s outing, so the planned ridge hike was replaced by a bunch of short waterfalls. We all got up at the crack of dawn … Photo by Bill Yogi. … to catch the color cracking sunrise. What happens when you are […]

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Weeping Wall

January 19, 2019
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Flew over to the Garden Isle with Analyn, Anne, Bill, Cisco, Claudia, Mia and Shirley to enjoy a birthday hike weekend. Make that plural and not singular. Photo by Cisco Quintanilla. We are going to the Blow Hole! Depends on who’s saying it. This hole would have gobbled up a regular car, unfortunately all the […]

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Aiea Ridge to Upper Waimano

January 13, 2019
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We paid a visit to the mythical meadows that never fails to impress first time and repeat hikers alike. Never say never. Thanks to Rocky for dropping Analyn, Chris, Cisco and myself off at the top of Aiea Loop Trail, which saved us a bit of walking. It was 0630 and Mother Nature still hadn’t […]

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