Pali Puka to Kalihi Valley

January 10, 2021
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Met up with Chris, Cinja and Tess to tackle another saddle this weekend. Thanks to Quan for dropping us off at the Pali Lookout. Back open for business. Photo by Chris Bautista. Skirting the fence that was part of the border wall meant to reduce unwanted migration. Same outcome. Photo by Quan Haberstroh. Enjoying the […]

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Aiea Ridge to South Haiku Stairs

January 3, 2021
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Thanks to Art for dropping Katie, Tessa and myself off at the Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area. Quite a mouthful to say so early in the morning. Early hikers get the trail all to themselves. Passing out assorted tapes to alleviate somebody’s blistering feet. Unfortunately, the blisters won out and Tessa had to turn around. […]

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Kamiloiki Ridge to Mariners Ridge

December 31, 2020
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I closed out the year with a short hike with Aida, Allison, Ed and Sally on the East side of the island. Thanks to Aida for giving Allison and myself a ride to the trailhead. We bypassed the heiau and found Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree. Contouring our way up to the ridge line. Photo by […]

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Poamoho to Manana

December 12, 2020
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Team BASK had its rare meet up in the mountains this weekend. Photo by Chris Bautista. Mahalo to Edgar for driving Analyn, Bill, Shirley and myself up the bumpy jeep road. No cows sighted this time around. Passing through the barriers that filtered only two legged hikers onto the trail. Heading into the gulch with […]

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Manana to Aiea

December 6, 2020
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I was in the mood for another grinder in the mountains. Met up with Art, Chris, and CJ in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood in the wee hours of the morning. Photo by Art Young. Look! Up in the tree! It’s a owl! It’s a rat! It’s just a cat. Call HFD. I think Chris wants […]

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Kolekole Pass to Makakilo

November 28, 2020
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I went out the West side to dry out this weekend with Charlie, CJ and Tessa. Thanks to Matt for dropping us off at Schofield Barracks. Citizens of all country are welcome. The start of the trail was teeming with hikers. We got a jump on them before the trail got too congested. Photo by […]

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Poamoho Trail to Laie

November 26, 2020
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I celebrated Thanksgiving in the mountains with me being the only turkey on the trail. Thanks to Edgar for dropping me off at the trailhead. Not being particularly fleet of foot, I always thought this route was a comfortable two-day camping hike. I decided to push outside my comfort zone and finish it off in […]

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Papali Ridge to Kaluanui Stream

November 21, 2020
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Lilyn drove Art, Quan, Tessa and myself to the red tree town to chase waterfalls this weekend. We walked our way down the road where sleeping dogs don’t lie. Leaving the road for the hau tree trail. Group photo at the bench, left to right: Art, Lilyn, myself, Quan and Tessa. Switch backing our way […]

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Ka’au Crater to Manoa Middle

November 15, 2020
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Picking up from where I left off a couple weeks ago. Aida joined me today to help finish off the Southern section of the KST. Photo by Aida Gordon. Thanks to Quan for dropping us off deep in Palolo Valley. We scrambled down the boulders, followed the streambed and then the water pipe as we […]

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Laie Trail to Pupukea Trail (CB KST One Shot)

November 14, 2020
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To begin this story, I have to rewind the clock back six days as Chris asked me to chronicle his KST one shot from South to North. Bear with me as I wasn’t with him until the last day. LOL. Day 1 Sunday, November 8, 2020 – Tessa dropped Chris off at Makapu’u to start […]

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