Tag Archive: Oahu Trailblazer

The high-and-lowdown on Oahu’s cuckoo Koko Crater

Kissing cousin to the more-famous Diamond Head volcano, Koko Crater sits right across the highway from the most popular snorkeling venue in Hawaii (Hanauma Bay). Beginning at a parking lot for Koko Crater… Continue reading

Oahu’s Ho’omaluhia: From the gates of Hell to the Garden of Eden

Running down the middle of Oahu is the Ko’olau Range, a razorback ridge (really, it’s only a foot wide at places) with steep green cliffs, nearly 3,000 feet high, that are choked with… Continue reading

Waikiki: Wacky Wacky

Waikiki Beach is all about now, every day, 24/7. It’s totally off the wall, literally in this photo of a boogie boarder joining his brothers and sisters to ride the shorebreak at The… Continue reading

Free-wheelin’ of Oahu’s true-north shore

Jutting to the west of Oahu’s North Shore—home to all the famous surfing beaches—is the Mokuleia Coast, a ten-mile run of undeveloped beaches that faces north and is hemmed in by the Waianae… Continue reading

Oahu’s Olomana Ridge is for sure-footed thrill seekers only

Olomana—a triple-peaked, stand-alone ridge on Oahu’s Windward coast—is a real-deal adventure hike. The stats aren’t intimidating: 4.25 miles round-trip with about 1,600 feet of elevation. But trekkers who do all three peaks will… Continue reading

Oahu’s unlikely Eden: Wahiawa Botanical Garden

You could spend a month or more touring Hawaii’s tropical gardens, which include four National Tropical Botanical Gardens, and still be impressed by this 27-acre offering hiding in the middle of Oahu. Wahiawa… Continue reading

Hawaii Trailblazer guides for for adventurers

Jerry and Janine Sprout have them covered. Put them on your Christmas list.

Monk Seals: stay your distance

Hawaiians call it ilio-holo-ikauaua (ee-lee-o holo ee ka ooa-ooa) meaning ‘dog that runs in the sea. Monk seals are not found anywhere else in the world. They are one of the most endangered… Continue reading

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