Kukui Trail to Waimea Canyon

April 14, 2019
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Our breakfast was eaten downstairs at the Tip Top Café, which was separate from the motel, a fact that was made clear upon check in. Now I know why. We then drove to find the secret tunnel, but found out that we didn’t know the password. So we found ourselves driving back towards Waimea. We […]

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Nualolo Trail to Nualolo Cliffs Trail to Awa’awapuhi Trail

April 13, 2019
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Forecasted thunderstorms on Oahu chased Ferlino and myself to the Garden Isle for a weekend of hiking. We stocked up on supplies on our arrival and drove to the reddish waters to begin our hike. Life imitating art. Making our way down the short and muddy descent into the forested reserve. No signs of any […]

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Hi’ilawe Falls

April 7, 2019
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We woke up to another rain free day in Hilo and drove over to the Ventura house to enjoy another home cooked breakfast. Portugese sausage leftovers. Life doesn’t get any better. Drove to the Hamakua Coast to mingle with the other tourists and get our group photo that overlooked the land of tall cliffs. Allison […]

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Narnia (7 Falls) and Wailuku River

April 6, 2019
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Allison and I flew to the Big Island for a weekend of well-planned waterfalls. Greg picked us up at the airport where we were whisked to his house, met up with the rest of the group and got treated to a home cooked meal. No local breakfast wouldn’t be complete without Portuguese sausage. We parked […]

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Aiea Ridge to Moanalua Valley

March 31, 2019
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I told some friends go to hell this weekend and they took me up on it. Photo by Dennis Regan. Mahalo to Allison for dropping Ani, Christine, Cisco, Janell, Ryan and myself off at the top of the trail. A short time later, Uber dropped off Dennis who rounded out the crew for the day. […]

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Piliwale Ridge to Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines)

March 24, 2019
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I asked for forgiveness rather than permission and embarked on a solo hike today. Walking up the road past the five lots going for over a million dollars each. Build a house here and you can truly say you have a million dollar view and change. Pushing my way up through the choking mat of […]

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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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