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Hau’ula Loop Trail

Posted by on July 6, 2010 at 3:55 pm
This 2.7 mile hike is shady and gentle on the legs. Perfect for families.

This hike has been on my list to try for a long time, and I’m glad we got to enjoy it today with our friends. It’s a great hike for families – 2.5 miles roundtrip (it’s a lollipop route) with 0.1 to the trail head (thus adding 0.2 to the “official” distance). The hike gains […]

King’s Chair

Posted by on June 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm
Here's Nathan and Kupono, our guides up to King's Chair!

The boys and I set out to hike a random ridge in Kailua this morning as our usual hiking buddies were at swim lessons. So it was a good morning to venture off on some pig trails to who-knew-where without dragging our friends along. Sam found some great vines to use for rappelling down a […]

Birthday hike up Pu’u Pia

Posted by on January 27, 2010 at 7:56 am
Swinging like a monkey because I'm almost FIVE!

Another great day on Pu’u Pia! We were joined by my mom and another friend new to this trail. Great time had by all!

Pauoa Flats

Posted by on January 27, 2010 at 7:53 am
Lots of roots serve as fun balance beams!

We hiked Pu’u Ohia to Pauoa Flats last week. Had a great time except for ending up on the Nuuanu Overlook trail and heading away from the Pauoa Flats loop thanks to some confusing signage. If you do this trail, you will do Pu’u Ohia to brief left on Manoa Cliffs trail (note: you’ll see […]

Ka’a’awa Valley hike

Posted by on October 12, 2009 at 4:02 pm
Yay! A day outside!

Today we hiked into the Ka’a’awa Valley, location for many movies and TV shows. The area just across from the ranch was also used as an airstrip during WWII and a huge bunker was built into the side of the mountains. The 15 kids and 12 grown-ups did a 5K hike to the bunker, an […]