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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

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse - O'ahu, Hawaii

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Makapu’u Point Lighthouse (640 ft) Park Name: Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline Elevation Gain: 500 ft Trail: Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail Distance: 2 miles roundtrip Duration: 2 hours Difficulty: Easy Hiking Permit: None required Danger: Low My husband and I took the stroll up the paved trailway to the Makapu’u Point Lighthouse. We arrived to the parking lot to find it full, even with folks leaving! So we parked in the “Scenic View” area parking lot and walked the paved trailway. The weather was gorgeous and there were many tourists as well as locals with baby strollers and dogs. This is considered a hike, but if you are a seasoned/experienced hiker, it’s a stroll! :) I did meet a couple of folks from the “Soulmates” hiking group and spoke with them for a couple of minutes. Some were also planning to hike the HTMCLUB.org New Years Day hike to Koko Crater (Kohelepelepe, 1208ft).