Kealia and Kuaokala Trails

March 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

It's the usual Sunday hike with some fellow Oahu Hikers.  Lots of new faces today.  New to me anyway :-).
I, once again, left the camera at home.  This time by mistake, but still managed to get some good shots with the GoPro.

 

The video.....

Annnnd the images

The crew...

The 19 switchbacks gives you good elevation gain, in good time, without completely destroying your cardio.  

This is about the last time the whole group was together.  Some went one way and we went another :-).

Beautiful views of the Waianae/Makua side of the island.  This was close to our turn around point, about 4 1/2 miles in.

The crew, aka the core.  Good people!

On the way back down we were able to stop here and seem some gliders flying around, showing off for us.  We also saw a few whales playing around in the distance.  Gorgeous view of Oahu's north shore.

Did you know snails have teeth?  Me either.

Not that Chris isn't sufficient, but it's always good to have a good-lookin model hiking with us.  Makes the scenery even that much better :-).

FMF (Fat-Man-Factor)(FMF is a difficulty scale from 1-10, from an out of shape, fat, white guy's point of view): 4  This is not a difficult trail concerning any danger.  The trail is pretty wide.  Just a steady incline.  From what I gather, Kealia isn't very long...maybe 3-4 miles round trip, but as you can see, it connects with Kuaokala, which is equally as long, if not longer.  As you can see, close to 9 miles round trip.  That's NOT what I had planned in my head as the day began, which is why I ran out of water with about 2 miles to go.  Be smarter than me and plan wisely.    As always, I ain't your daddy.  Most of ya can handle more than I can.  Some of ya can't.  You know you better than I do.  Hike at your own risk.


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