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Mt. Olomana - Hiking

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Mount Olomana (1,700ft) Elevation Gain: 1,600 Trail: Mt. Olomana Ridge     Difficulty: Strenuous Danger: High (ledges, cliffs, exposed/narrow ridges with sheer drop-offs, rock scrambling, steep sections along trail)   Finally got to hike Olomana , and "ticked" it!, YEEEEEESSSS! Darrell, Neil and I met up with Daniel Howzitboy for this hike. It was raining lightly and Daniel texted me "oh oh!" but when we met up in the parking lot, the rain stopped. We walked passed the guard shack and instead of ascending the ridge from the trailhead, we took a shortcut, which was just a few feet from the guard shack. The climb to the summit was steady with cool rock scrambling near the summit. I either strained the tendon or got a cramp in my hand while on my way to the summit. Each time I put any weight on my palm, there would be pain from my wrist to the ring finger of my right hand. I almost turned back but decided against it, taking Advil instead and pushed on. It was int

Lanikai Pillboxes - O'ahu, Hawaii

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Lanikai Pillboxes - O’ahu, Hawaii 2nd Pillbox elevation: 595ft Elevation Gain: 500 ft Trail: Ka’iwa Ridge Trail Distance: 4 miles roundtrip Duration: 3 hours Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Hiking Permit: None required Danger: Low to Medium (loose dirt, drop-offs) Wow!! For a short hike, there are tremendous views of  the Windward from Kaneohe Marine Corp Base to Waimanalo! My hu sband and I headed to the Windard area via H3. I wasn’t sure exactly where the trailhead was but from reading other Hawaii hiking blogs, I did find out that the trailhead was located just off the side of the Mid Pacific Golf Course in Lanikai. So I set our Garmin to the golf course address. It wasn’t hard to find at all and we got lucky and found a parking space right away on the already full residential street. There were a lot of folks already coming down from this hike as we were making our way up. We were at the first pillbox within 20 minutes and continued onto the second pillbox. At second pillbo