Sunday, December 30, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Not exactly a hike, but a looong walk along the Han River. It was a sunny day which was really nice since it was about 30 degrees. They have work out machines set up in a lot of parks and there was an area along this path as well. It was like a small outdoor gym. Many people were using the machines too. (i.e. Nautilus equipment and elliptical cardio machines) A very cool idea.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Walk/hike along a trail at the base of our mountain one evening. Although the moon was not yet full, I still found it appealing.
I was surprised when I noticed these silhouettes at the top of the mountain. They watched us for quite awhile (and I, them)
Sunday, November 4, 2012
This hike was with the Hawaiian Humane Society. Usually it feels that the hikes go at a rather slow pace...dogs sniffing & playing around. We were moving through this one! It was rather quick, but I got a nice little workout. Mackey made some new friends, as always.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Working our way to the summit...last view before the clouds rolled in. I will be doing this hike again as we were in the clouds at the summit, unable to see the stellar view that I keep hearing about. Although, I can't complain too much as I did enjoy the cool temp while climbing this ridge.
Wouldn't you know it...the sky cleared as we were heading back down!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The monthly Hawaiian Humane Society hike was today. It was at Aiea Loop Trail this time. I've done this hike many times, but I love that there's always something different or new. Today, I came across these really interesting blooms.
Yesterday, I took the day off of work. We hiked up 'our mountain', Pu'u O Hulu. Here is the view from the park in the valley. Instead of going up the ridge line, we took the switchbacks up the side.
Here is the view from the highest point.
It was a workout getting up there, but well worth it. And what a great start to the weekend!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
My friend & I tried this mountain again. This time we were successful in completing the entire route. I have been wanting to climb this mountain for several years & am so glad that I finally did!! It was a beautiful day with lots of cloud cover which was nice since there is no shade on this hike.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
This past weekend I participated in this Run/Walk. I have not run a race for years! I ran many before, but had to stop due to back problems. Anyway, my friend is on a journey to get in shape and she decided to participate. I decided to support her and this great cause by walking it. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. It helped that we walked over the Ford Island Bridge and could see the Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri (Battleship), and the USS Bowfin (Submarine). A New York City Police Officer walked the race as well. It was interesting hearing him share some of his memories of that day. The Marine Corps Band also played...all made for a wonderful experience.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Recently attempted to climb this mountain with a neighbor. We made it about 2/3 of the way. We did pretty good considering we lost the path pretty early on. This mountain caught on fire earlier this summer, so there were no markers left. I hope to try again soon from a different point.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
View from atop the first hill...looking west toward the Waianae Mountain Range
In the valley there was a stream and swimming pool
Heading out here...I didn't take too many pictures as I was too busy scrambling up and down the 6 miles of hills!