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Moanalua Valley

August 19, 2011
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Today we went hiking in Moanaula Valley. It was an 11 miles round trip hike made up of a stream/valley hike and a ridge hike.

The day started off a little rainy.

But we checked the Doppler radar, and the weather didn’t look serious at all, just some passing showers. So we headed out. Can’t you just see the excitement and anticipation on Griffan’s face? He loves hiking just as much as we do.

Moanalua Valley has several historical sites along the beginning of the hike. We saw some petroglyphs made by Ancient Hawaiians.

And found lots of ripe guavas. I probably ate like 20 of these throughout the day, they were so delicious!

  

We stopped to eat lunch in the stream bed.


And then began our ascent to the summit.

Just keep climbing.

At the top there were views on both sides of the island.

Here is a shot of the south shore, where we came from. Our hike began where the green ends.

We’ve come a long way baby.

And here is a view of the east side and Kaneohe Bay.

Check out that sheer cliff! Tim held Griff because we were afraid of him going over the edge.

It was a really fun day, but we are all dog tired at this point.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 19, 2011 7:20 pm

    Excellent post, beautiful pictures! I especially like the shot looking down into Moanalua Valley. That was quite the trek. Make a nice cold brew taste all that much better.

  2. Jeannine permalink
    August 20, 2011 10:22 am

    Really fun blog post, Stef! I am inspired to do our own ridgetop hike! Wow! I am also inspired (but still chicken) to do a blog, but meanwhile I’ll live vicariously with you and Tim. Yah, yah, I know. You can encourage me next time you guys come over the puddle.

  3. Jeannine permalink
    August 20, 2011 10:24 am

    Hi Stef, what an inspiring blog post! I want to treck up to our own ridge.

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