Nu’alolo Trail

February 19, 2017
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We all met up at the Tip Top Restaurant for breakfast and to plan our second hike on the Garden Isle. Rito passed around his Black Widow hot sauce as the food was being dished out. I was foolish enough to pour a dollop on my omelet and my bowels would soon thank me. What […]

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Wailua Headwaters (Blue Hole)

February 18, 2017
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I was invited to an outer island hike organized by Scott and guided by Rito, that was attended by a total of 11 fellow hikers. We flew into Lihue and met up with the others in our party, collected our rental jeeps and drove to the local Foodland to gather our food and drinks for […]

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Ka’ala Falls and Mokuleia

February 12, 2017
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A heavy soaking the day before forced us off the ridges into a valley deep in Waianae. Met up with Chris, Ethan, Huckett, Khym, Ryan, Shirley, Tina and Yoly at the crowded trailhead. Let’s make sure everybody goes with the right group now. Photo by Khym Ansagay. Chris and Khym coming up the road that […]

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Laie Trail to Pupukea

February 4, 2017
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I felt the need to be gouged, poked and scratched. A trip to the Northern Ko’olaus would take care of that. Exchanged morning pleasantries with a distant cousin of Mister Ed as I made my way to the trailhead. New sign. Same permit. Hiking through the eroded section that only dirt bikers can love. The […]

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Poamoho Trail to Manana Trail

January 28, 2017
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It was time for another camping weekend. I’m glad we didn’t listen to the weather forecast of rain and gloom. Met up with Chris, Ethan and Shirley in the wee hours of the morning. Somebody needed more packing time. That’s why it pays to start early. Have to adjust for Hawaiian time. Thanks to Ethan’s […]

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Pali Notches to Awaawaloa (Olympus) to Kolowalu Trail

January 16, 2017
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Met up with Chris, Derek, Ethan, Khym and Krissy to finish Chris’s last segment hike of the Ko’olau Summit Trail (KST). Some of us caught the breezy, breaking sun over the Pali. Others waited in the valley. Photo by Ethan Clavecillas Going up the surprisingly dry pock marked trail. Just a couple minutes later, we […]

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Commando Trail to Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines)

January 15, 2017
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Back in the saddle. Met up with Chris, Ethan, Khym and Scott in Kaneohe. Thanks to Scott’s friend, Alvin, for dropping us off on the side of the highway. Looking for wallabies … … deep in the valley. I think we found some. Rather large ones. Let’s keep our distance. Shout out to HTMC for […]

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Laie Trail to Castle Trail

January 8, 2017
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Met up with Chris, Derek, Ethan, Glenn, Huckett, Kristina, Stuart and Tina to take a walk where the country is still country. The rugged Northern Ko’olaus. Have permits, will hike. The group making their way over the eroded trail section. A dirt biker’s paradise. The sun washing over the group coming up the dirt road. […]

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Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines) to Moanalua Saddle (Kulana’ahane)

January 2, 2017
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I decided to start off 2017 by slipping back into the saddles. Joining me today were Derek, Glenn, Lee and Matt. Thanks to Zack for dropping us off in the land of wallabies. No sightings. Making our way up to the power lines. We caught the sun breaking over the three peaks of Olomana. Photo […]

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Mokuleia Trail to Upper Makua Cave

December 31, 2016
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Bills were due and rules were made to be broken, and that’s how we ended up with today’s hike. Right muthafucka? Thanks to Dale for dropping Frank, Shirley and myself off in the middle of nowhere. Winter is for the Waianaes. It’s also the time to bring headlamps. I guess some lists just aren’t meant […]

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