Mariner's Ridge

P9200080  Dave flies out for NY for a week tonight, but we carved out time this morning for a good hike. Mariner's Ridge in Hawaii Kai...great views! P9200083  And we found another cache! Sam took this little kitty cat for a ride up the trail :) (You bring something to swap.) P9200085  There's Mr. Purrfect! P9200092  It was so clear today we could see all the way to Maui and Molokai, and I'm wondering if I could even make out the Big Island in the distance.
P9200093  Great trail running! P9200095  A new friend :) P9200097  Sam did so great on this trail - we haven't been up it for some months now, and it's amazing to see how sure-footed he is. He hiked right up at just about grown-up pace - my pace with Ben on my back, anyway. P9200100  Windward side views...
P9200101  All the way to the Mokulua Islands... P9200102 P9200108  Nice perch for nursing! P9200120  Very steep drop-off!
P9200123  Mommy and boys! How I remember having Sam on my back...so sweet to have someone up there again! The Happy Hiker shirt made its debut today, Mo :) P9200131  "I found a 3!" P9200132 P9200133
P9200139  Hard to get everyone in the frame! P9200143 P9200144  Can you barely make out the islands on the horizon? P9200145  Pointing them out...