Kamehame Road to Makapu’u Lighthouse

November 11, 2020
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They said one of the ways to celebrate Veterans Day is to get outdoors with a veteran. So I rounded up a couple of my friends to polish off a small chunk of the KST. Met up with Aida, Angela, Art, Lilyn, Quan and Sally at the end of the road with million dollar views. […]

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Kuli’ou’ou Ridge to Ka’au Crater

November 7, 2020
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We were supposed to meet up with another friend to celebrate her KST completion, but ended up stumbling into another surprise with a happy ending. And no, it wasn’t a massage. Met up with Lilyn and Quan in the wee hours of the morning in the hills of East Oahu and yes there is a […]

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Waiahole Tunnels

November 1, 2020
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Back for more waterfalls. Of a sort. There was water flowing. Does that count? Photo by Analyn Baliscao. Aida, Analyn, Art, Dale, Ed, Edgar, Janell, Jennifer, Katie, Quan, Sally and myself carpooled into Lilyn and Matt’s vehicles and drove to the trailhead before the chickens woke up to start our tubing exploration and hike with […]

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Poamoho Falls

October 25, 2020
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My original route from Poamoho to Laie got watered down today. Literally. Photo by Lilyn Avendano. Thanks to Edgar for driving Aida, Lilyn, Quan and myself up the jeep road. Saved us roughly five miles of wear and tear. Are we lost or just exploring? Photo by Aida Gordon. Sliding off the trail. Photo by […]

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Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines) to Kulana’ahane Trail

October 18, 2020
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Somebody’s apiphobia with well stung reasons found us back in the saddle again. Thanks to Quan for dropping Katie, Lilyn and myself off on the side of the highway. The kid gloves are off. The $5 safety gloves are on for what some claim is the hardest section of the KST. The jury is still […]

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Kuli’ou’ou to Kamehame Road

October 11, 2020
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I did a solo stroll along the Southern spine of the Ko’olau Mountains today. Switch backing my way up the side of the valley. Entering the forested area populated with pine trees. Stepping foot on the stairs that helps to retard erosion on the trail. One of many spider webs on the trail catching dew […]

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Aiea Ridge to Stairway to Heaven

October 4, 2020
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Some of us went to Hell and some of us went to Heaven today. Some of us got two for the price of one. Just depended on how much sweat and tears one wanted to pay for the price of admission. Thanks to Quan and Lilyn for dropping Jennifer, Katie, Tessa and myself off at […]

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Nu’uanu Pali Puka to Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines)

September 19, 2020
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Deja vu. I found myself back doing the same hike from last weekend, this time to help Bill and Shirley finish their KST for the first and second time respectively. Thanks to Lilyn for dropping Analyn, Bill, Matt, Shirley and myself off at the tourist-less attraction. Photo by Matt Vidaurri. Making our way up the […]

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Nu’uanu Pali to Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines)

September 13, 2020
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Back in the saddle again with Katie and Lilyn. Thanks to Quan for dropping us off at the deserted lookout. Photo by Lilyn Avendano. Climbing up the short and steep hill under the cover of darkness. Only one of us got illuminated, the rest of us had to stay in the shadows. Photo by Lilyn […]

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Kaena Point to Palehua

September 4, 2020
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I joined a different team this weekend to tackle the other mountain range on the island, the Waianae Summit Trail. Thanks to Mike for dropping Analyn, Bill, Shirley and myself off under the bright lights of the Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station to start our late evening hike. Team BASK. Walking on the remnants of […]

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