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.
Finally made it to the top. Can NOT beat these views as a reward.
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!
Beautiful Reb! I’m so incredibly jealous! 🙂 *Hugs*
Wow! Those views!
I know, I don’t think I will ever get used to them!
LOL! I am so totally a stalker. HI!! I’m Shannon, Army wife, Mama, and student. I adore your blog, and live vicariously in Hawaii through you. HAHAHA! Gorgeous views!!
The views are amazing, that is the only thing that gets me up these dang mountains!
Wow – the view and lush landscape is gorgeous. I’ve been to Hawaii twice in my life but never made it past the beach and cocktails. Tutt tutt. Obviously I need to go back!
Claire xx | somewhere… beyond the sea
Hawaii is SO much more than Waikiki!
Love those fluff bottoms! hey, you could always join the farmers market crowd and SELL eggs one day… organic at five bucks a dozen.
Fluffbottoms’ Treasures could be your company. LOL….
Stunning photos, it’s paradise!
This looks like so.much.fun, angry tween and all (and trust me, I’m a middle school teacher so I know all about that)! How lucky you are to live within a short distance of that beckoning blue water + mountain side! There are great hiking trails where I live in Taiwan but they are ruined for me by the huge warning signs at the entrances regarding all the poisonous snakes, spiders, bees, etc. that can be found up the trail
Oh my! I would stop at the trailhead with those warnings, too! Thankfully we are snake and dangerous spider free on Hawaii!