About Me/This Blog

My name is Steve and I moved to Oahu in April of 2016, a time when my life was not in a good place. Then I discovered the wonders of hiking on Oahu and Hawaii and the incredible joy and beauty that comes with it. This is what inspired me...


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Extreme Hikes

These hikes get a category of their own. These are the unmarked, unsanctioned hikes with numerous physical and technical challenges. Attempting these hikes means you are willing to risk serious injury or death. You will get to see a side of Hawaii hiking that is only experienced by a small group of brave individuals.

January 29, 2018

Difficulty: EXTREME

Time: 7+ HOURS

Distance: 7 MILES

Elevation Gain: 3500 FEET

Foot Traffic: VERY LOW

Challenges: Narrow Ridges, Dangerous Free Climbs with Loose Rock, Steep Ascents, Overgrown with sharp plants

Sights: Waianae, Mount Ka'ala

What to Bring: Water (>3L), Lunch, Long Sleeves/Pants/Gloves, Flashlight, Sunscreen, Rope/Webbing

One of the lesser known hikes on the West Side, Bolohead Ridge is no joke. It requires traversing s...

October 2, 2017

Difficulty: EXTREME

Time: 8+ HOURS

Distance: 5 MILES

Elevation Gain: 2000 FEET

Foot Traffic: VERY LOW

Challenges: Dangerous Free Climbing, Narrow Ridges with Steep Dropoffs, Muddy, Overgrown, Endurance Challenge

Sights: Windward Side, Honolulu, Diamond Head

What to Bring: Courage, Lots of Water, Lunch, Sunscreen, Shoes with Good Grip, Long Sleeves/Pants

Hiking the Pali Notches alone is a challenging task. So hiking the Pali Notches up...

August 6, 2017

Difficulty: EXTREME

Time: VARIABLE Based on Route (Our Journey ~5 Hours)

Distance: VARIABLE

Elevation Gain: 1500 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Hot/exposed/steep climb, Free Climbing, Narrow Ridges With Steep Dropoffs, Crumbling Rock, Overgrown

Sights: Windward Coast, Kahana Valley, Ko'olau Range 

What to Bring: Lots of Water, Snack, Good Hiking Shoes, Sunscreen, Rope?

One of the more extreme Oahu hikes, this ridge is located on t...

January 15, 2017

Difficulty: EXTREME

Time: 8+ HOURS

Distance: 4.5 MILES Lateral

Elevation Gain: 2700 FEET

Foot Traffic: VERY LOW

Challenges: Finding trails, Overgrown, Extreme rock scrambling, Narrow ridges, Crumbling rock, Free climbing

Sights: Mount Ka'ala, Waianae Mountain Range, Makaha Valley

Stuff to Bring: Lots of water, Good Hiking Shoes, Long sleeves/pants, 8+ hours of food, Someone who knows the trail, Flashlight

This is without a doubt the m...

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