Trekking Thursday One of the first hikes I did on Oahu, HI was Diamond Head. I can't believe that was about 2 years ago. Now, my list of hikes accomplished has grown just as much as my love for hiking has grown! It was this hike which introduced me to a great group of fellow hikers.… Continue reading Hiking Diamond Head
Some days you just need a fun new place to swim! A place that's secluded, quiet and fun!
Trekking Thursday One of my favorite waterfall hikes on Oahu is one that leads to Likeke Falls. It's on the Windward side of the island and is just about perfect! Last week, I lead a kids hike there. My daughter and I have done it several times. But, it was the first time we were… Continue reading Hiking to Likeke Falls
Trekking Thursday Bumble If you have ever visited the island of Oahu in Hawaii, you have probably seen the iconic "Tripler Army Medical Center." Even if you haven't been here, you have probably seen it on Hawaii Five-O if you are a fan as it's the hospital they bring several "gun shot wound" or "explosive wounded"… Continue reading Hiking Tripler Ridge
Trekking Thursday It's not very often that I venture over the to beautiful North Shore of Oahu. Every time I do, I find myself so awestruck by its beauty! Our Keiki group recently did a little hike to a Hawaiian cultural site called Pu'u O Mahuka Heiau. A heiau is a temple or place of worship,… Continue reading Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau: A Beautiful Hike to a Hawaiian Temple
Trekking Thursday I volunteer to lead children and their parents on various age-appropriate hikes around Oahu. This week, I lead a 1.5 mile hike to the Makapu'u Lighthouse Pillboxes. I had done the popular Makapu'u Lighthouse trail several times but never to the World War II Pillboxes. So, I was pretty excited! I knew the… Continue reading The Makapu’u Lighthouse Pillbox Hike
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