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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

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 wer

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