Moanalua ridge hike

Another Kenji hike, this time to the Moanalua ridge, up to the top of the Stairway to Heaven, and down the Moanalua middle ridge. Great climbing with a group of old and new friends. Clear day made the views better than I’ve ever seen up here.

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Purple nails to match the shoes. Hiking in style.

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Up to the ridge, beautiful sights awaited.

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A sobering moment when the hiking turned to climbing. Kenji coaching the first timers (myself included) on which route is safest.

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KST veterans leading the way.

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Moanalua valley from the ridge.

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The radar tower is just a short bit away. So amazing to hit it on such a beautiful day.

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photo credit Chris

photo credit Chris

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Crosses lined the perimeter.

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photo credit Analyn

photo credit Kenji

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Kaneohe and Kailua below.

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Back down the Moanalua middle ridge. One of my favorite ridge hikes so far. Open and grassy, although a bit warm.

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Peculiar rock in the tree, has a face.

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Some leaf origami on the way out.

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