Hiking Oahu--Puu Ualakaa

January 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

A short hike and a potluck today with some Oahu Hikers.  Sometimes it's nice to NOT sweat profusely :-).

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Only fitting since we had a few new faces with us today, I would get pics of them.

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Palin here has an owner.  Not sure how I avoided pre-hike pics of her.  I love German Shepherds.  That might have thrown off my concentration :D.

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Annnnd we're off...

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Khym, bringing his mind together with the hike.

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Today was not different than most.  I hung toward the back, which means shots of butts.  What can I say...I like.  Big.  Butts....you know the rest :-).

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A banyon jungle back in there.  I think they're the most amazing of trees.

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Somehow skipped to the front to get some faces.

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Again with the banyons.  Love the arches created.  Looks similar to Manoa, Kuliouou, etc.  Love it!

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Time to take a break aka figure out which of the 4 trails we're taking aka time for me to take some pics.

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Model dog.

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This boy tried to avoid my wrath.  I tried to tell him I would win :D.

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Not my moped.  Although not a bad idea!

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More doggie posing.

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The lookout right before we ended this short hike.

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Carolyn freeing the space of drama, below.  Maggie and Jonathan making the beauty more beautiful, above.

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Time to climb some trees...

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Maybe my favorite shot of the day.  3 or 4 out on that tree at this time.

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Chris showing off his best side.

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Offering a helping hand.  He, of course, refused.

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Due to the drama created by putting too many people in a tree, more drama clearing was in order.

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Da crew!

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Time to eat!

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One would think we plan it this way and don't invite everyone to the potluck so we have more food, but we're just the only ones who stuck around.  Hey, I didn't complain :D.

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And out to the lookout for one last shot before we leave.  Now that's beautiful!

 

FMF (Fat-Man-Factor)(FMF is a difficulty scale from 1-10, from an out of shape, fat, white guy's point of view): 2 Not sure why this isn't a 1.  Possible for the breif moment I was out of breath walking back up the road to the parking lot.  I generally sweat sitting still and the mild hike, along with the cool breeze, had me dry, for the most part, at the end of this one.  


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