Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Holy crap!

It's been almost half a year since I last posted?!

Well I have a TON of pictures and hikes to update this blog with... it's just a matter of doing it.  Will work on those!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kuliouou Ridge Trail

Located just outside of Hawaii Kai, this 5-mile, 3-hour long hike was amazing! Can easily be classified as a beginner to intermediate level, but still a good trail to get your heart pumping. Why? Because in that short 2.5 miles to the top (5 miles round trip) you climb more than 2000 feet!

Today was my second time doing this trial but the first time didn't really count... I was on a schedule so could only walk in for an hour and come back. Never made it to the top the first time but today I did and it was totally worth it!

View looking back at the neighborhood the trail started in.
Up-hill switch-backs all the way to the top!

Picnic rest-stop a little more than halfway up.

Entrance to the native forest...

All up-hill and all stairs!

ALL totally worth it, RIGHT?!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Makiki Loop Trail... again!

What can I say... it's so close to my house!

So read more about the Makiki trail, click here for my other posts.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Moanalua Valley Trail

Located just off the Moanalua freeway cut-off, this is a nice, 11-mile long hike. Although lengthy, it's a good beginners hike because it's only slightly hilly. Like majority of the hikes in Hawaii, the Moanalua Valley Trail will take you through many different terrains: lush forest to dry grassy fields to fern filled valleys. Today we didn't make it all the way to the top, but we did about 5 miles of the trail - if Anthony didn't have to work we would have made it!

Koko Crater Stairs... AGAIN!

Stair-master from Hell again but so worth it. It's one of the best lower-body workouts there is!
**Sorry for the variation in color/lighting... just trying some new camera features out**

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mariner's Ridge Trail

Finally got back outdoors with my camera! Mariner's Ridge is a hike in Hawaii Kai, about 3 miles round-trip, that takes you from dusty rocky trails to cool, pine tree forests. It's a beginner/intermediate trail that the entire family can do.