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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

Manoa Falls - Walking

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Manoa Falls - Walking
Distance: 1.6 roundtrip
Time: 1.5 hr
Manoa Valley
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Difficulty: Very Easy
Danger: Low
Parking fee: $5 (discount for Kama'aina)

After staying out late the night before watching my niece and her band EMKE perform, I  didn’t want to do a long or strenuous hike. So I scheduled a wicked easy, short walk/hike to Manoa Falls with Darrell and Neil. When we pulled into the parking lot, I knew there‘d be a good flow at the falls as it was pouring. But by the time we were ready to leave the parking lot, the rain had stopped. We got to the 100-foot falls and took our time, spending about half-an-hour admiring the falls, watching tourists, posing and taking photos. On our way out, I showed Darrell and Neil the trail to the Lua’alaea Falls. We only went as far as the Lua’alaea stream and noted a large downed tree. Enjoy some photos I took on our leisurely walk to Manoa Falls through the Manoa Valley. And a Mahalo nui loa to both Darrell and Neil for such won…

Manoa Falls to Nu'uanu Valley - Hiking

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Manoa Falls to Nu'uanu Valley
Trails: Manoa Falls, 'Aihualama, Nu'uanu, Judd 
Distance: Approx 4 miles
Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Danger: Low to High (slippery, muddy spots along trail, several water crossings, potential loose rocks/debris at top of waterfall)

Another amazing hike with the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club. This is my last hike with them as I'm due to leave Hawaii in 3 days. I met up with hike organizer Wil Kawano and several other members at the I'olani Palace.  I checked in and paid my donation fee of $3 and had Will sign my HTMC member application. His was the second of two signatures that I needed. Then followed Bryan up to the residential area just before the entrance of Paradise Park where other hikers were waiting. We hiked to the the Manoa Falls trailhead and Wil gave his spiel. The part about 'Aihualama Trail being closed due to a landslide several months ago caught my attention, we were going to hike i…