Hiking in the mountains.

There is nothing like hiking to stretch your legs after running long distances. Well, we did take a slow day to visit around the down town area, and visit the old royal palace and such.

On Tuesday we went to the Diamond Head crater. It used to be a military outpost and has a pretty easy trail that brings you to the top of the rim. It does end with a couple steep flights of stairs though.

It is pretty cool walk, but can get a bit crowded. There is a bus stop that tends to drop tourists in group.

For the more adventurous hiker there is the Manoa Falls trail / ‘Aihualama Trail. The Manoa falls are pretty famous and the trail is pretty easy and you’ll get there is 10 to 20 minutes.

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That sign says “Danger Falling rocks”, but people still go swimming in the river…

But once you have reached the water fall, another trail starts: the ‘Aihualama Trail, which will bring you all the way to the ridge of the mountain. It is not too hard for a seasoned hiker but it’s best to take it slow. It was pretty humid and there was quite a bit of mud on the trail when we went. Some proper hiking shoe are recommended, and don’t bother try to do it in flip flops.

Oh and check this out:

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The elevator still worked just fine, but it doesn’t bode well when you start seeing error messages in an automated system…

 

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