Horseshoe Bend

October 11, 2019
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We drove over two hours from the town of Hurricane, Utah to Page, Arizona to visit the “Diamond Head of the SouthWest.” Going up the short, sandy hill that was filled with a steady stream of disgorged occupants from the nearly full parking lot. Passing the gazebo halfway on the trail that offers the only […]

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Toquerville Falls

October 10, 2019
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They day was not over, as scribbling left behind on a hotel note pad lead us to another driving adventure. Photo by Donna Mae. We drove to the little town of Toquerville to begin our 4WD down the extremely rough road. Going down the bumpy road with the flat sandstone topped mountains in the distance, […]

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Kanarra Falls

October 10, 2019
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Hooked up with Cathy, Donna and Edgar again for another fun filled day. Rounding out Team Hawaii was Danny, who was nice enough to get us the trail permits. We were the first car to roll into the town parking lot and showed our permits to the caretaker who gave us miniature maps to guide […]

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The Narrows

October 9, 2019
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Our final day in Zion National Park was a far cry from where only angels can land. Mahalo to Danny and Edgar for suggesting to grab the trifecta combo of waterproof socks, boots and hiking stick from Zion Outfitter. Saved our feet and balance. We got off the last stop on the shuttle line and […]

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Angels Landing

October 8, 2019
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Met up with Cathy, Donna and Edgar from Hawaii to experience what many consider to be one of the classic day hikes in the country. Sharing the road with a family of hoofed ruminant mammals as we got off the shuttle and walked over to the Grotto Trailhead. I wonder how many were sacrificed when […]

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Mossy Cave

October 7, 2019
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Our day was not over yet, so we dropped in to the Red Canyon Visitor Center to get some ideas for another hike in the area. I had an interest in the tunnel trail, but somebody’s legs were burnt out, so we decided on the slipper friendly hike instead. Photo by Jasmin Nepomuceno. We drove […]

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Bryce Canyon Figure 8 Loop Trail

October 7, 2019
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Jasmin and I traveled from Hawaii to the town of Hatch to hike a canyon that is not a canyon. We rolled into the thirteenth most visited national park at the crack of dawn with the crisp air hovering around the 28 degree mark. Bone cold. The scenery was on point, despite missing the sunrise. […]

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Moanalua Valley to Tripler Ridge

September 29, 2019
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Met up with Aida, Ani, Katie, Laredo, Margaret and Quan at Moanalua Valley Park to hike to heaven. The harder way. Did everybody brush their shoes? Can I take you home? Hold my hand. I’m not quite sure who said it first. Photo by Margaret Wilson. Group photo without holding hands, left to right: myself, […]

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Probation Falls

September 22, 2019
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We joined the HTMC members only hike where ignorance is not bliss and leads one down the path to probation. Who is on probation again? And is that double secret probation? Photo by Chris Bautista. We parked our carpooled vehicles at an undisclosed location and disappeared into the bushes to start our hike. Some folks […]

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Kaena Point Tracking Station to Mount Ka’ala

September 14, 2019
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Permit in hand and with a 4×4 ride secured; Jasmin dropped Ferlino, Yoly and myself off at the Kaena Point Tracking Station Road. Photo by Yoly Bedford. Waiting for the rest of the jeeps to roll in. Photo by Ferlino Carinio. We checked in and made sure that we got the right ID’s back. Mistaken […]

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