Archive for May, 2007

Sam climbs to the first pillbox!

May 24, 2007

Sammy got a chance to try out his new backpack on a hike up to the first pillbox from the traditional trail head across from the golf course. He did really well! I was impressed. I spotted him on the tricky parts but he otherwise did it all on his own. The climb is about […]

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Jogging strollers

May 21, 2007

When Sam was born, I started out using the Baby Trend Expedition travel system (includes infant car seat, base and stroller). Now we use the B.O.B. Revolution jogging stroller. Both are featured on our Gear Up! page and are reviewed separately below. Consider checking out www.joggingstroller.com – they feature a wide range of products and […]

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Mariner’s Ridge – CLOSED TO PUBLIC

May 17, 2007

Please note – this beautiful hike is not on a state-sanctioned trail. Exertion: 850′ elevation gain over 1.4 miles one way. Sun exposure: ironwood stands provide shade for about 75% of the hike Treachery: exposed summit with sheer cliff drop-offs so absolutely keep kids corralled Lunch spot: summit offers outstanding 360-degree views, just keep a […]

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After-hike smoothie!

May 9, 2007

Nothing is better than taking off your hiking boots and putting on slippers… Ok, perhaps a cold, filling smoothie would be great! Here’s one we made today with stuff you probably already have at home: 1 cup milk 1 banana (apple bananas are fine! we used two of these) 1/4 cup peanut butter (we like […]

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Friendship Garden | Kokokahi ridge (Oneawa hills)

May 9, 2007

Friendship Garden I would highly recommend the Friendship Garden for a hike with kids. It is shady all the way, has some climbing to strengthen little legs (250 total gain and roughly a 10% grade), and there is even a little bench sitting area on a small bridge with a nice view out to Kaneohe […]

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