Timeless Beauty One of the world's largest and rarest flowering structures, the corpse flower is a pungent plant that blooms rarely and only for a short time. While it is in bloom, the flower emits a strong odor similar to rotting meat or, aptly, a decaying corpse. (source) This week, I was so excited to… Continue reading The Timeless Beauty of the Corpse Flower
Trekking Thursday Okay, so usually I devote Thursday to highlight a hike that I've done here in Hawaii. Well, this isn't a hike so much but it was an adventure and I can't wait any longer to share it with y'all! Hollywood has been busy for months building sets in preparation for filming the newest… Continue reading Trekking Through Jurassic Park!
Trekking Thursday via Daily Prompt: Total I've shared in a previous post my experience of hiking up Koko Head (Koko Crater) which is a hiking trail consisting of only old railway tiles (1,048 of them to be exact). These tiles take you up a very steep and long incline to the top of the former… Continue reading Our Hike Through the Koko Crater Botanical Garden
Triumph You'll have to excuse me...I just got home from leading an exhilarating hike to the Pali Puka this morning. I'm still coming down from that high! If you want info on the Pali Puka Hike itself, here is my blog post from a previous time of hiking it: Pali Puka-the Ultimate Precipice We had a great… Continue reading A Chance to Triumph Fear
Trekking Thursday Lulumahu Falls Distance: 2.5 miles Length of time: roughly 2 hours I'm oftentimes asked what my favorite hikes are on Oahu. It's a hard question to answer because there are sooooo many different hikes and each hike is unique in its own way! I usually reply by asking them what they are hoping… Continue reading Lulumahu Falls: A Hikers Journey
Trekking Thursday: My husband had a 3 day weekend which is extremely rare for our family. So, when we woke up and he said he wanted to go on a family hike I was SO excited! I could see from my hiking friends' posts that it was an unusually clear day and I just couldn't wait… Continue reading Hiking Kuliouou Ridge…with Kids
fps-photo-challenge: Old Hiking through a bamboo forrest in Hawaii and I come across this: the remains of an old car. Where is the rest of it? How old is this? What happened? How did it even get here? I could come up with several stories in my mind to answer these questions... But, today, I… Continue reading An Old Discovery