Pupukea to Poamoho (HTMC)

May 28, 2022
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I was unable to fly out to attend a good friends wedding on Kauai, so I camped in the mountains instead this Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to Jess for giving Elena and myself a ride to the North Shore and Patrick Rorie for inviting me on an uncommon HTMC three day camping hike, Pupukea to […]

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Omega Station and H3 Tunnel

May 15, 2022
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We went in search of a tunnel but found something close to it, but no cigar. Met up with Art, Chris, Edgar, Jen, Lilyn, Marilyn, Mateo, Quan, Scott, and Tessa to take a morning stroll in the neighborhood. Three distant cousins in the picture. What time does the gate open? Art climbing the stairway to […]

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Kamaileunu Ridge to Hunter’s Ridge

May 8, 2022
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In search of ridges that I have yet to hike; met up with Andy, Jen, Lilyn, and John today. Some of us left our doors unlocked and crossed our fingers and hoped for the best as we started up the grassy and rocky ridge. Skirting the ancient Hawaiian temple. Mass in the mountains. Coming up […]

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Ka’ilio

April 17, 2022
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I spent Easter Sunday on the “forbidden mountain” with Andy, Enrique and Lilyn today. Walking down the shuttered road passing signs that warned of high winds and falling rocks. The signs did not lie at all. Leaving the twisting hairpins behind us as we traded the asphalt for basalt. We were not going up the […]

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Ka’ala to Kolekole Pass

April 10, 2022
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Thanks to Robert for dropping Art, Enrique, Lilyn and myself off to Waianae Valley where we met Justin for somebody’s WST finish. This must be the way to the trail. Thanks for the visual reinforcement, as I would’ve totally missed it. End of the service road and the beginning of the “real” trail. Going up […]

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Ulupa’u Crater

April 9, 2022
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Met up with the group to do Ferlino’s last hike on the island before he shipped off to Guam for babysitting duties. Aida, Edgar, Ferlino, Lilyn, Marilyn, Quan, Scott, Tessa and myself carpooled into three cars and drove onto the Marine Corps Base Hawaii that occupies the entire Mokapu Peninsula to check in with Range […]

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Moanalua Saddle to Stairway to Heaven

April 2, 2022
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A couple guys wanted to go to heaven, who am I to deny somebody eternal bliss? Somebody is sleeping in on this Sunday. It’s already past 0730. Where there are hunters … … there’s hunting dogs. Passing through pockets of dense tree groves and 28 stream crossings. Going up the short and steep slope with […]

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Piliwale to Nu’uanu Pali (Konahuanui Windward Scout)

March 27, 2022
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Met up with Ferlino, Justin and Tessa to check out a spur ridge this weekend. Are we hiking or visiting a petting zoo? Views for sale, starting at $895,000. This must be the affordable area of the island. Who let the dogs out? The hunters. Age old question finally answered. Crossing the demo trail as […]

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Ulupaina Trail (Ulupaina Mauka Scout)

March 13, 2022
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Met up with Aida, Art, Enrique and Tessa to do a loop trail that had few and far good parts in the hike. Getting bird poop on your head has been calculated by some as .2% probability that it will happen. Hence the belief of good luck, which originated in Russia. So Art should try […]

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Kalalau Trail

March 5, 2022
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Flew over to the oldest island in the inhabited Hawaiian chain to hike what many consider to be one of the most scenic and remote trails in the world. They are not mistaken. Thanks to Scott for picking us up and putting us up at his place for the night. Some of us got pretty […]

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