Monday, May 11, 2009

Hike Diamond Head: Check

Hiking Diamond Head has been on my to-do list in Hawaii since the first time I came here, nine years ago.
(It's a volcanic crater.)

The mostly paved path is about 3 miles round trip, with oh somewhere around a million stairs.

There were signs and warnings everywhere that said to wear comfortable hiking shoes. We're no sissies though. Flip flops forever!

We were rewarded with a fantastic view of Waikiki and pretty much the entire southern coast of the island (and some guys head) at the top.
It took us about an hour and a half round trip, and the kids didn't even complain once! Pretty good considering they can't even make the ten minute walk to the beach without passing out from exhaust.


adventure knitter said...

when we hiked diamond head (wow! like 4 years ago!! that's crazy to think about...), we were hiking along w/ these japanese women in stiletto heels! i thought they were nuts!

Cal said...

where are Blake and Denny?

Heatherlyn said...

It must have been the power of the flip-flops that kept them going! I love the million stairs (although, not so much if I had to climb them myself!)

becca g said...

Congratulations on the hike! It looks like it was a beautiful hike! I was in church the other day and your face came to me out of the blue and I was realized how much I miss you guys. I'm glad to hear you are having such a great time!