Red Hill to Stairway to Heaven

September 8, 2019
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Chris, Ferlino, Yoly and myself joined up with HTMC for their scheduled hike and then split on our own separate hike. Photo by Janell Tuttle. Met a couple familiar faces at the hike briefing, left to right: Aida, Dale, Yoly, Ferlino, Chris, myself, Janell and Quan. Photo by Aida Gordon. We skirted the dribbling courts […]

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Waipio to Waimanu Valley

August 31, 2019
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Saturday Day 1 Bill invited us to celebrate his birthday bash on the Big Island during the Labor Day weekend. We all flew to Kona at staggered arrivals, ate breakfast and stocked up on fuel and food before driving out to the Hamakua Coast. Photo by Chris Bautista. Ready to start our three day weekend! […]

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Aiea Loop Trail to Moanalua Valley

August 25, 2019
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Our goal was to summit the heavens, but instead we fell from grace and landed into purgatory instead. We all either parked, shuttled or ubered our way to the park to meet up. Group photo left to right: Chris, myself, Ferlino, Allison, Jason, Naomi, Glenn, Shirley, Bill, Laredo and Maria. Winding our way counter clockwise […]

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Manini Pali to Kaena Point

August 17, 2019
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Gloomy weather conditions scratched another return to the saddle for Christine, Yoly and myself. Luckily Christine knew of a trail that was on my to do list. Yoly dropped out due to gas problems, not talking about the intestinal sort. We drove to the end of the island as we started our hike in the […]

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Kalihi Valley to Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines)

August 11, 2019
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Our goal today was the Swirling Heavens of Lanihuli, but we had to settle for the crackling power lines instead. Photo by Yoly Bedford. Mahalo to Jasmin for dropping Bill, Chris, Ferlino, Yoly and myself off on the side of the highway where we then plunged into the forest flatlands. We got turned around a […]

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Moanalua Falls

August 4, 2019
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The hidden giants in Manoa failed to wake up; so Analyn, Bill, Cisco, Ferlino, Shirley and myself tagged along with Allison’s group that were meeting at Moanalua Valley to explore the falls in the back of the geological depression. Photo by Cisco Quintanilla. A less than auspicious start to our hike as we were greeted […]

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Kahana Saddle to Pu’u Ohulehule

July 14, 2019
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Joined HTMC for a members only hike that advertised that “our goal is a saddle on the southeast valley rim.” Intrigued by the possibility of a “new hike”, I met up with the waiting members in the outer parking lot of Ahupua’a ‘O Kahana State Park. Photo by Dale Yoshizu. The hike coordinator, Caitlin, advised […]

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Wahiawa Hills to Wahiawa Trail

June 30, 2019
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Chris and Cisco met up with me in the central valley with plans to hike over and down into the valley of coral dived for or something close to that. We ended up getting something close to that. Making our way down the heavily rooted hill covered with fallen leaves. Going down one of multiple […]

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‘Ehukai Kaunala

June 23, 2019
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I decided to connect the dots with a trail that I haven’t done yet. Met up with Analyn and Janell on the North Shore for another HTMC hike. Making use of my hiking membership, since I’m letting my gym membership go to waste. Met up with the HTMC group, where we saw familiar faces in […]

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Ma’akua Ridge Trail

June 16, 2019
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Met up with Analyn and Chris at the Ha’aula Beach parking lot, where we bumped into Dale and Quan who were with the HTMC group that were going up the same ridge we were going. The constantly evolving wall of art. Met two other hikers coming down from the summit, where they had tried to […]

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