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Aloha, My Hiking Cousin, Darrell

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Pali Puka Lookout Cousin Darrell, rest in Aloha. When I hiked on Oahu, my cousin Darrell hiked with me to keep me company and look out for me.  I will miss him and will always remember his quiet confidence. At the base of Mount Olympus summit Hanauma Bay Rock Bridge Peacock Flats hike Aiea Loop Hike Descending Pali Puka (Pali Highway in background) Mount Olomana  Mount  Kaala Lulumahu Falls - testing his underwater SmartPhone Hike up to the Haiku Stairs via Moanalua Middle Ridge Haiku Stairs Descent (video) Here's a list of all the hikes that cousin Darrell and I did. We also had great company with us as well - mahalo to Neil for joining us on these fun hikes. 2014 Manoa Falls Aiea Loop Awawaloa (Mt. Olympus, 2,486 ft) Peacock Flats 2013 Crepes and Lulumahu Falls Mt. Olomana (1,643 ft)  Mt. Ka'ala (4,025 ft) Pali Puka (1,670 ft) Koko Head/Hanauma Bay Rock Bridge (642 ft) - Views of Hanauma Bay, Po

Haiku Stairs & Pu’u Keahi a Kahoe – O’ahu, Hawaii

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H aiku Stairs (2,800ft) aka Stairway To Heaven Elevation Gain: 2,560ft Pu’u Keahi a Kahoe (2,820ft) Elevation Gain: (2,580ft) Trails: Kamananui Valley Rd, Kulana’ahane Trail Distance: 8.5 miles Duration: 6.5 hours (includes stops for breaks along the trail and at summits) Difficulty: Easy to Very Strenuous Danger: High (exposed/narrow ridges with steep drop-offs, steep staircase, high winds) The be aut y of lush , tropical r idges and the Haiku Stairs summit in cl ouds coupled with high winds made this hike both beau tiful and a mazing! Not only did this hike peak my curiosity , i t commanded my re spect. A tr uly unforgettable hike! Shoots, an unforgettable walk from Honolulu to Kaneohe! My cousin Darrell and I joined up with Lita and Marty to hike! Our original plans were to hike all 3 peaks of Olomana but the night before Darrell and I checked weather reports for rain and it looked like it would be way too slippery for Olomana. Lita had invited us to hike to Haiku