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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

Koko Head (Kuamoʻokāne) & Hanauma Bay Rock Bridge - Hiking

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Koko Head - Kuamoʻokāne (642ft) and Hanauma Bay Rock Bridge - Hiking Trail: Hanuma Bay Ridge Difficulty: Moderate Danger: Low to High ** The Hanauma Bay Rock Bridge can be slippery when wet and dangerous due to high tide. ** The entire trail is exposed so take plenty of water and sunscreen with you! I bagged another Hawaiian peak! My cousin Darrell and I started off in the Koko Head Park parking lot and headed to the top of Koko Head after crossing Kalanianaole Highway. We followed the paved service road to the cellphone towers at the summit. Then we descended via a stone path to the ridge below. We searched around but couldn't find the rock bridge. That was 3 days ago. Today we returned and descended a dirt trail along the ridge. A couple going up gave us instructions and in no time we found the rock bridge. There were already two couples there photographing but we didn't stand on the bridge to take photos. The tide was high enough for Darrell and I not to feel comfort