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Hau'ula-Papali Loop - Hiking

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Hau'ula-Papali Loop - Hiking
Distance: 7 miles
Elevation Gain: 700 ft (Hau'ula), 800 ft (Papali)
Difficulty: Easy
Danger: Low
Solemates Hawaii Hikers

If bad luck comes in three's, then today was a day for it! I arrived late to the meeting place, I dropped my 2nd (and last) litre of Gatorade down a steep gulch, and I lost my iPhone (with its Mophie external battery). 

First of all, I should've followed Stewart Ball's driving directions. Coming from Pearl City over H3, I should've taken the exit for the Kaheliki Hwy instead of following directions from Kaneohe along the Kamehameha Hwy. It probably would've saved me 10-15 minutes if I had taken Kaheliki Hwy to begin with and bypassed Kaneohe all together! :-/

Secondly, I should know better than to stand near the edge of a steep gulch and take in a drink from a container that isn't anchored to me! 

And lastly, I should've brought my Mophie Beltclip with me on this trip. I usually snap my iPhone into it and clip …