Aiea to Poamoho

November 25, 2021
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I spent the weekend in the mountains celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Day 1 Walking under the moonlight with nothing but feral cats and nothing else I hope to keep me company. Thanks to Marilyn for dropping me off. Leaving the loop trail as I caught a glimpse of the […]

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Pipiwai Trail and Iao Needle

November 21, 2021
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We hit up two of the most popular attractions on Maui that tourists visit while on the Valley Isle. Aren’t we all tourists to some degree? Photo by Matt Vidaurri. We broke down the hotel on wheels and gave up our prime parking so that other tourists could park here. Courtesy and hindsight go hand […]

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Sliding Sands to Kaupo Gap (Haleakala)

November 20, 2021
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Aida, Matt, Quan, Tessa and myself flew to Maui to hike across a dormant shield volcano and drive on the highway to heaven, since the stairway is reputedly slated to be torn down. Our accommodation for the night. Forget ocean views, we had beach views. We woke up early the next morning and broke down […]

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Nanakuli to Kaena Point

November 11, 2021
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Chris, Ferlino and myself decided to traverse the entire Waianae Mountain Range this Veteran’s Day Weekend. From the other side. Day 1 Thanks to Jasmin for dropping us in the kiawe infested valley. The chilly morning was soon replaced by the heat and humidity of the valley as we made the short and stiff climb […]

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Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines) to Kulana’ahane

November 9, 2021
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I burned off a vacation day to take some visitors from Alaska on a hopefully memorable hike. Photo by Orion Satori. Thanks to Quan for dropping Chris, Jackie, Orion and myself off at the power station. Photo by Orion Satori. The group coming up the recently cleared stairs. Catching the breaking sun as we gained […]

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Big Island HoloHolo Day 2

November 7, 2021
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We woke up to our last day on the Big Island with not enough sleep under our eye bags. Never try to manually rotate the ceiling fan unless you are prepared for the backlash. Photo by Quan Haberstroh. We drove back to the Volcano National Park to hike through a crater that last erupted in […]

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Big Island HoloHolo Day 1

November 6, 2021
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Aida, Quan, Tessa and myself flew to the only active volcanic island in the Hawaiian chain for a weekend of hiking and exploring. We landed in Hilo International Airport, picked up our 4×4 Jeep and had a late breakfast at Ken’s House of Pancakes. Checked in at the soon to be Airbnb and then made […]

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Halloween HoloHolo

October 31, 2021
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We didn’t have any pumpkins to carve or candy to give out, so we went exploring around the island today. Met up with Aida, Art, Ferlino, Lilyn, Marilyn, Quan and Tessa at the restaurant not associated with the supermarket and waited for our table while chickens, ducks and native birds mingled outside. Quan doing what […]

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Aiea to Kulana’ahane

October 30, 2021
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I embarked on a solo hike rather late in the day. Thanks to Ani for dropping me off at the top of Aiea Heights. The trail was bustling with traffic since it was almost lunchtime. Pushing through the heat and humidity on the trail. It would not last long. Looking back as I enjoyed my […]

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Pali to Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines)

October 21, 2021
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I was spoiled by our recent trip to the mainland, as the trails were wide and maintained. Back to reality. Back in the saddles. Thanks to Jasmin for dropping Ferlino and myself off at the blustery lookout. Photo by Ferlino Carinio. Going up the short and stiff climb towards the Puka. The pitter patter of […]

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