Poamoho Trail to Waiahole Uka

June 11, 2020
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I found myself in the company of Aida and Lilyn and back in the wild country of the Northern KST on Kamehameha Day. Not a bad way to spend the holiday. Maybe I spoke too soon. Who needs a cattle dog when you have a Toyota 4Runner. Thanks to Edgar for driving us up the […]

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Waimanalo to Olomana

May 31, 2020
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Met up with some friends to hike a trail that I last did over seven years ago. Decided to eschew going up the front side as it was too pedestrian and clogged with other hikers. Back side it is. Photo by Cisco Quintanilla. Shout out to Jasmin and Matt for shuttling our rather large group […]

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Poamoho to Aiea

May 23, 2020
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We spent a memorial weekend, in more ways than one, in the majestic mountains of the Ko’olau Range. Thanks to Ferlino and Jasmin for dropping Anne, Bill, Shirley, Tessa and myself off at the Poamoho Trailhead where we met up with Analyn and hopped in Zack’s truck for the off road ride up. We also […]

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Piliwale to Pali Notches

May 17, 2020
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Took some friends on a trail that was new for them and let gravity do the rest. Mahalo to Jasmin for dropping Aida, Art, Ferlino, Sally, Tessa and myself off in Maunawili. Photo by Art Young. Million dollar view of Olomana and her surrounding neighborhoods. $1.3 million to be exact. We checked our collective change […]

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Stairway to Heaven to Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines)

May 9, 2020
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It was somebody’s birthday and that somebody had never been up the fabled and historic stairs. That is how Analyn, Bill, Chris, Ferlino, Shirley and myself found ourselves on the Windward side. Mahalo to Jasmin for dropping us off so that we could get schooled in the higher art of hiking. I had assumed from […]

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Knife Edge to Kawiwi Ridge

May 3, 2020
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The goal of the hike was to get a close shave on the mountains today as Jasmin dropped Ferlino and myself off in the valley of screaming peacocks. Photo by Aida Gordon. We were pleasantly surprised to see Aida, Analyn, Anne and Art chasing the preening peacocks for their photographs and not their feathers. Photo […]

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Laie to Pupukea

April 26, 2020
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What was supposed to have been a friend’s last section to complete the KST turned out to be just another day in the mountains. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping Ferlino and myself at the Laie Falls trailhead where we also saw Allison, Anne, Art, Chris, Cisco, Janell and Tessa. Meeting hiking friends at the same […]

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Crouching Lion to True Manamana

April 19, 2020
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Jasmin dropped Ferlino and myself off on the North Shore side for our Sunday exercise. Photo by Art Young. We were surprised when we saw Aida, Art, Chris and Tessa at the trail. I guess hiking minds think alike. Going up the eroded trail partly shaded by the hala trees. Memorial with a stunning view […]

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Kealia Trail to King Kong

April 12, 2020
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Unwanted attention forced us to a different venue for today. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping Analyn, Cisco, Ferlino, Tene and myself off at the airfield that will soon fall back into the hands of the Army. Tick tock. Starting our way up the salt encrusted trail. Going up the 19 switchbacks where we saw hikers […]

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Kawiwi Ridge to Tiki Ridge

April 4, 2020
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I was still all wet from the soaking we had just had on the Ko’olau Mountains last weekend, so we headed off to the West side to enjoy a dry spell for a change. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping Aida, Analyn, Dale, Ferlino, Sally, Tessa and myself out to the valley. Walking up the much […]

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