This was a GREAT hike… It was Omar’s very first hike in Hawaii. We hadn’t had the chance before he deployed and I had hiked plenty while he was gone… but I finally got to drag him with me! This is a beginner/intermediate hike. Not too challenging but a good workout. Mariner’s Ridge is on private property and once again this is technically trespassing on Kamehameha Land. When we left we did see an officer ticketing illegally parked cars but he didn’t say one word to us.
First break point… the girl was already asking how long this was going to take… She usually loves hiking but wasn’t digging this one. I think she like valley hikes instead of ridgeline ones so she isn’t so hot. Omar is looking super stoked to be on a mountain.
It was pretty crazy how much the landscape changed as we walked up the ridge, it was grassy, then shaded by ironwood trees, then rocky.
It was then time to hit up the Hawaii Kai Costco (that’s the nicest one on island I swear) for some pizza and to grab some steaks for dinner. Heck yes. Happy Hiking!