Hiking Oahu--Pali Falls to Mokoli'i aka Chinaman's Hat

August 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Today was group hike day to the Pali Puka.  

At start time the puka was socked in and the conditions were not favorable for walking on the side of a cliff.  So, we ventured down the Old Pali Rd in search of a few waterfalls.

After that very short hike, we made it back to where we started where a few (ok, everyone except Jason and I) went ahead and made the trip to the puka.  Since I was just there this past Thursday (proof is right here) I didn't feel the need to make that trip again :-).  That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
 

Then it was off to Mokoli'i, better known as Chinaman's Hat.  I can't describe the serenity in kayaking to and from Mokoli'i.  Surrounded by beauty and the only noise is the paddles hitting the water.  Truly blessed!

Here's the videos and images:  

I split it into two videos instead of having a very long ONE :-).
The first is of the short, waterfall hike....

and next, the longer, Chinaman's Hat video.....

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FMF (Fat-Man-Factor): 2 for the falls.  5-6 for the hat.  The falls really isn't much of a hike.  A little walk and a few rock hops and you're there.  Not much danger involved.  The hat has a few rock faces to climb and I didn't make it to the top because of the last one, but I was more tired than scared.  As always, hike at your own risk and know your limits and you should do fine. (FMF is a difficulty scale from 1-10, from an out of shape, fat, white guy's point of view)


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