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Koko Head Crater

June 17, 2012 1 comment

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Diamond Head – The most famous volcanic crater in the World

January 12, 2012 9 comments

Diamond Head

Now you see the picture from above, let’s start the hike to the top.

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Diamond Head is located on the South-east Coast of O’ahu at the end of Waikiki overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was originally named Laeahi by the ancient Hawaiians. The name meant “brow of the tuna” and looking at the silhouette of the crater from Waikiki, you can see the resemblance. The current name came was given to the crater by British sailors in the 1800’s.

Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden

January 10, 2012 4 comments

Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden was designed and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection for Kaneohe. The facilities include a day use area, campgrounds, and a Visitor Center with lecture room, exhibition hall, workshop and botanical library. It offers many ways to become involved in the environment through nature walks, hiking, camping, crafts, cloud-watching and other programs to enhance environmental awareness. The programs at Hoomaluhia emphasize ecology, the study of relationships between human cultures and the plant world.

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Aeia Loop Trail

January 8, 2012 2 comments

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The ‘Aiea Loop Trail is 4.8-mile trail that begins and ends in the park. This trail runs along the ridge on the west side of Halawa Valley and offers views of the southern coastline of O‘ahu from Pearl Harbor (Pu‘uloa) and the Wai‘anae Range to Honolulu and Diamond Head (Le‘ahi).

Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

January 7, 2012 4 comments

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Makapu’u Lighthouse is one of Hawaii’s most familiar landmarks commanding a spectacular view of the Windward side of O’ahu. The lighthouse was built in 1909 and automated in 1974. A 2-mile paved trail leads to the lighthouse and a fantastic view of the entire coastline and the island of Molokai in the distance.

Two smaller islands can be clearly seen from this lookout – Manana Island, the largest, and Kaohikaipu Island. The Molokai Channel runs past Makapu’u Lighthouse and is an excellent spot to watch Humpback whales as they travel the channel between December and April.

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