Mariner's Ridge

IMAG0409  Found a LOOONG millipede! IMGP3438  The trail is shady, full of ironwoods, and offers lots of bouldering and views at the top to die for. IMGP3439  Some occasions for running, too. Vying for alpha male spot! IMGP3440  A takeover bid in the works...
IMGP3441 IMGP3444  Isn't he looking grown-up? Practicing a big-guy face. IMGP3446  A quiet moment for Mr. Ben. A rare quiet moment. IMGP3447  Helping the little guy up after many back-and-forths on the lead spot.
IMGP3449  Running again - almost at the top! IMAG0410  Snack time! Made it up in 70 minutes - ~1.5 mi and 800' elev gain. Ben earned a peakbagger button for his pack! IMGP3452  Here's the view - you can see three bays from here - Waimanalo, Kailua and Kaneohe. That pointy mountain in the middle is Olomana. IMGP3457  This is the tricky part coming back down...
IMGP3459  Of course we need to make it trickier by horsing around... IMGP3460  Saying "Oh no!" IMGP3463  I've fallen and I can't get up! IMGP3466  "Catch me in mid-air, Mom!"
IMGP3469  The family photo - surfing and farting. Armpit farts are a huge deal right now. IMGP3470  Oh yeah. IMGP3472  They each found rocks to carry down - ALLLL the way back down - the mountain. I even carried one. We put them in our garden to line the edge. We have rocks from all over lining the garden. One even from Macaroni Grill in Albany NY. IMGP3475  This is Mom's rock to carry. Mine was like 8 lbs in contrast! Who is the smart one here?