Kuli’ou’ou Ridge trail was great!


Sammy and I really enjoyed our hike this morning. We went up the Kuli’ou’ou Ridge trail about an hour behind the Sierra Club. I’d hoped to join them but we got a late start since our little buddy had a rough night coughing all night. It was nice to know tons of people were on the trail, but we didn’t necessarily have to hike right with them. We got a little solitude and occasional company. The trail to the ridge was about 1000′ elev gain, shaded and beautiful. (No treacherous parts!) I loved the ironwood stands at the top. Sam hiked a good ways up and enjoyed hauling me down the trail after his PB&J. His new hiking boots worked great and he had a good time despite being pretty knocked out by his cold. Next time (when Dave can join us) we’ll continue on to the summit for great views of the windward side. I just enjoyed finding a hike that satisfies all of my requirements for a great hike: good climb, steep (so you get good bang for your buck and don’t have to be out all day), shaded, views, and far enough away to enjoy a latte on the way to the trailhead 🙂 We enjoyed a plate lunch at Keneke’s in Waimanalo on the way back – Gramma met us there for this amazing food! Sam loved his pineapple, banana and coconut shave ice. This is a great local place. Such good food and the owner is a Christian – the inside of the seating area is plastered with scripture verses. Sorta like going to church, right? It was Sunday, after all. (We skipped out due to the bad cough.)

One Comment

  1. Molly Pendlebury 17 January, 2007

    What fun!! I would have loved to have been on the trail with you. I’ve been craving a plate lunch from “L&L’s Drive-in” since I left Hawaii back in 2004. The picture of Sam hiking the trail is priceless to me. I can’t believe how big he’s getting!! Ok, ok I guess I can believe it. I’m totally in love with every phase Gwen has gone through, never want it to end, never want her to get any bigger, but then, I love every phase so the ones coming are very exciting to me. :o)

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