Monthly Archives: May 2015

Lost in Kahana, the Nakoa Trail

Driving into the Ahupua’a ‘O Kahana State Park, it was overcast, but the surroundings were beautiful. We were in high spirits, anticipating a short tropical hike with a fresh-water swim. We stopped at the Visitor Center where we were greeted by a Hawaiian … Continue reading

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Waimano Waterfalls Trail

There’s been a lot written on the Waimano Waterfalls and pools, but I’d like to add a couple of things that were never mentioned. The first point is that while it’s true that it’s only three miles to the falls and … Continue reading

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Lantern Floating Hawaii

From Lantern Floating Hawaii: “Held annually on Memorial Day on Oʻahu’s south shore, Lantern Floating Hawaii brings together over 40,000 people on the beach, joined by thousands around the world via live streaming and telecast for an evening of honoring loved … Continue reading

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SUP Haleiwa

This day was off-the-charts fun! Our adventure began at Tropical Rush in Haleiwa. They have a kayak and SUP board rental, a shave ice stand, a surf shop, including great island wear, and an assortment of fun, interesting things. The … Continue reading

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Diamond Head State Monument

Do I really want to talk about Diamond Head? I think everybody has been to the Lookout…numerous times. Well, maybe my mainland readers (that would be my sister) would like to know about this famous hike. What’s that you say? You’ve … Continue reading

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Lulumahu Waterfall

Lulumahu Falls are just what you’d imagine a hidden Hawaiian waterfall to be: a little hard to find, somewhat challenging to get there, and stunning when you lay your eyes on the spectacular 50-foot fall. There’s not a pool deep … Continue reading

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Koko Head Stairs #Stairs of Doom #Koko Crater Railway Trail

So let’s talk about Koko Head stairs. They are located in Hawaii Kai and ascend the side of Koko Head Crater. During World War II, a rail tram was installed to move men and equipment and to haul supplies up … Continue reading

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Kaena Point

Kaena Point is well worth the trip. It is the most Western tip of Oahu. We approached the hike from the Mokuleia side (North side of island) via Farrington Highway. Just drive all the way to the end of the … Continue reading

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