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I’ve spent multiple years living in and exploring North America and here you will find some of my favorite spots including some in-depth guides about Hawaii.

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN HIKE ON OAHU, HAWAII: UPDATED 2023

I have hiked the Stairway to Heaven Trail on Oahu, Hawaii and I have several friends who hike it regularly. This blog post will be updated regularly with information that many people share with me about the topic so that you can be best prepared for your hike up the infamous Stairway to Heaven hike …

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KALEPA RIDGE TRAIL ON KAUAI

The Kalepa Ridge Trail is one of the most incredible hikes on the tropical island of Kauai in Hawaii. The 3-kilometer out-and-back trail provides incredible views of the sharp, jagged ridges along the northwest coast of the island. This trail does pose a few dangers with big drop-offs and crumbly, narrow trails. KALEPA RIDGE TRAIL …

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PRIDE ROCK TO PU’U OHULEHULE HIKE

Pride Rock is one of the best sunrise viewpoints on Oahu taking just 30-minutes to reach and offering incredible views of the Kualoa Mountains and the Kaneohe Region. However, if you continue on the trail past Pride Rock, this challenging and technical route will lead you up the narrow ridge to the summit of Pu’u …

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HIKING PU’U PIEI MAKAI TRAIL ON OAHU

The Pu’u Piei Hiking Trail is one of the best hikes on the east side of Oahu. Overlooking Kahana Bay and directly adjacent to the popular Crouching Lion Hike, this trail is simply spectacular. Pu’u Piei is much harder than Crouching Lion and has a very steep climb with 500 meters of elevation. There are …

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THE WAILUPE LOOP TRAIL ON OAHU

The Wailupe Loop Trail is a challenging loop with thick overgrowth, uneven terrain, very steep ascent, and muddy/slippery trails. If that sounds like your kind of fun, this is a great trail. If you want similar views with a more well-maintained trail, the Wiliwilinui Ridge or the Kuliouou Ridge on either side of Wailupe is …

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THE WEEKLY #304: DUSTED OFF THE CAMERA & HIKING SHOES

I ruptured two ligaments in my ankle and created a small fracture on November 22nd, 2021. It was weeks later when had surgery on my ankle December 15. Since then, it’s been a bit of a battle. I couldn’t walk for the first month at all and was on crutches. My camera was tucked away …

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NUUANU TRAIL TO PALI LOOKOUT HIKE ON OAHU

The Nuuanu Trail starts off on the beautiful Judd Trail, crossing streams and winding through the bamboo forest. Through a series of switchbacks within the forest, hikers climb their way up via Pauoa Flats to the halfway point at the Pali Lookout before returning on the ridge back down to the Judd Trail starting point. …

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