Hilina Pali Trail to Halape to Puna Coast Trail and Kilauea

January 14, 2023
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Chico, Jen, Lilyn, Quan and myself flew to the youngest island in the Hawaiian chain to do a camping trip this MLK weekend. We picked up our spacious car and the rest of the later arrivals and got our supplies before heading to Volcano National Park. We picked up our camping permits and somebody tried […]

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Bunker Holoholo

January 8, 2023
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Met up with Aida, Alexis, Art, Edgar, Jen, Lilyn, Marilyn, Quan, Scott and Tessa in Central Oahu to explore abandoned bunkers and tunnels. Going through the fence single file. Climbing up the ladder single file. The rest of the group making their way to the top against the background of the Waianae Mountain Range. Catching […]

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Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines) to Kapalama Trail

December 31, 2022
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Our last hike of the year was spent climbing and scrambling on an eroded ridge. The abbreviated version. Thanks to Alexis and Lilia for dropping Aileen, Aya, Chico and myself off on the side of the dark highway where we apparently interrupted a couple in progress. I’ll leave it to your imagination as to what […]

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Maunalaha Falls (Maikiki Falls) and Wiliwilinui to Hahaione Pyramid

December 24, 2022
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‘Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the mountains, many a hikers were stirring, even a grinch rat. The cars were being parked by the Maikiki Arboretum with care, as more hikers would soon be there. The trail was followed with care, in hopes that we would not go just anywhere. We soon sprang […]

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Papali to Pig God (Castle) Trail

December 3, 2022
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The biennial migration where we planned to hike against the stream to the upper reaches of the headwaters to bear witness to waterfalls was hatched this weekend. A big thanks to Lilia for dropping Allison, Chico, Lilyn, Quan, Tessa and myself off in the neighborhood and for all the tasty tidbits that she took the […]

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Manini Pali to I’ve been there before gulch

November 27, 2022
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Met up with Aida, Art, Colt, Jen, Lilyn, Mauricio, Quan, Sofiya, and Tessa at Schofield Barracks to do an inclusive birthday hike. Scratch that due to ID problems. To keep the inclusivity, we collectively drove towards Plan B which was actually Plan A originally. Full circle. We secured all our worldly possessions after a friendly […]

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Laie Trail to Black Junction (Pupukea)

November 20, 2022
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Met up with Art, Chris and Tessa to finish off my last section of the KST in the dry town of Laie. Art and Chris were running fashionably late due to traffic and plumbing problems, so Tessa and I pushed off on the trail to wait for them. We saw the signs that Uncle Pele […]

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Poamoho Ridge Trail to Laie

November 6, 2022
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I bit off more than I could chew on today’s hike. I was a tad ambitious in thinking that I could traverse from Poamoho to Pupukea in a single daylight day. My lack of fleetness and the punishing overgrowth and mud had me throw in the towel and cutting the hike short at Laie. I […]

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Palehua to Kaua

October 23, 2022
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Organized another hike for another no-show. Well, the hike must go on. Mahalo to Mrs. Gill for allowing us to go up Palehua Road which shaved off a couple hours of our hiking time. Many thanks to Thomas for driving Art, Chris, Lilyn, Matt and myself up the road that is only 2.5 miles long […]

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October 16, 2022
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Met up with Art and Ryan in Waimanalo to finally tackle the spur ridge that Ryan had his eye on for quite awhile. We soon split from the bike path and started to make our climb up towards the peaks. Going through a patch of feathery ferns, much more agreeable than the clawing and scratching […]

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