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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.










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

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

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Haiku 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 beauty of lush, tropical ridges and the Haiku Stairs summit in clouds coupled with high winds made this hike both beautiful and amazing! Not only did this hike peak my curiosity, it commanded my respect. A truly 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 Stairs via the Moanalua Middle Ridge from…