Ahuimanu Falls

April 28, 2019
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I met and hiked with Freddie Patricio only once, on the hardest hike on the island. But from all reports; he was truly a remarkable individual, that gave more than he took. So I thought it fitting that we hike to the spot where he met his untimely passing as the anniversary was soon upon […]

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Pu’u O Kona to Bear Claw Left Fork

April 21, 2019
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I had read somewhere that a ridge could be traversed from the Pu’u O Kona Summit down to the Windward side. Muddled thinking clouded my judgment and I became rather excited that I had “found” another ridge to explore despite having been up there too many times to shake a stick at. My euphoria was […]

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Hog Child (Mighty Mouse) Bunker

April 18, 2019
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I got the opportunity to explore another abandoned bunker with Allison, Ani, Cisco, Dale, Greg, Janell, Jason, Naomi, and Tina. We got turned around in the wrong neighborhood, as they all look alike in this part of town. Greg checked his coordinates and we relocated to the correct part of town to start our hike. […]

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Canyon Trail to Waipo’o Falls

April 14, 2019
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Our hike only burned about three hours of daylight, so we headed up the road to explore another part of the canyon. The parking lot at Pu’u Hinahina lookout was teeming with cars, which forced us to park on the road. We were used to it already. Making our way down the heavily rooted and […]

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Kukui Trail to Waimea Canyon

April 14, 2019
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Our breakfast was eaten downstairs at the Tip Top Café, which was separate from the motel, a fact that was made clear upon check in. Now I know why. We then drove to find the secret tunnel, but found out that we didn’t know the password. So we found ourselves driving back towards Waimea. We […]

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Nualolo Trail to Nualolo Cliffs Trail to Awa’awapuhi Trail

April 13, 2019
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Forecasted thunderstorms on Oahu chased Ferlino and myself to the Garden Isle for a weekend of hiking. We stocked up on supplies on our arrival and drove to the reddish waters to begin our hike. Life imitating art. Making our way down the short and muddy descent into the forested reserve. No signs of any […]

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Hi’ilawe Falls

April 7, 2019
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We woke up to another rain free day in Hilo and drove over to the Ventura house to enjoy another home cooked breakfast. Portugese sausage leftovers. Life doesn’t get any better. Drove to the Hamakua Coast to mingle with the other tourists and get our group photo that overlooked the land of tall cliffs. Allison […]

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Narnia (7 Falls) and Wailuku River

April 6, 2019
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Allison and I flew to the Big Island for a weekend of well-planned waterfalls. Greg picked us up at the airport where we were whisked to his house, met up with the rest of the group and got treated to a home cooked meal. No local breakfast wouldn’t be complete without Portuguese sausage. We parked […]

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Aiea Ridge to Moanalua Valley

March 31, 2019
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I told some friends go to hell this weekend and they took me up on it. Photo by Dennis Regan. Mahalo to Allison for dropping Ani, Christine, Cisco, Janell, Ryan and myself off at the top of the trail. A short time later, Uber dropped off Dennis who rounded out the crew for the day. […]

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Piliwale Ridge to Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines)

March 24, 2019
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I asked for forgiveness rather than permission and embarked on a solo hike today. Walking up the road past the five lots going for over a million dollars each. Build a house here and you can truly say you have a million dollar view and change. Pushing my way up through the choking mat of […]

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