Update: The pricks at Kamehameha Schools have closed public access to the trail. A fence is now erected at the trailhead and residents have been instructed to call the cops on members of the public who access the trail.
Sommer was working, and no one was able to come hiking with me, so I went on a short hike up Mariners Ridge in Hawaii Kai.
It's short, and moderately steep ridge at the end of Kaluanui Road on...well, Mariners Ridge.
The trail starts high on the ridge and offers some nice views of Hawaii Kai.
Within 45 minutes you near the top and the trail levels off a bit.
Before you know it...you're at the top.
The ridge continues up to Pu`u O Kona...
...or down to Kamehame Ridge and Makapu`u.
The views extend over Waimanalo and Bellows, into Kailua and Olomana.
Had a couple of guys heading up the ridge, presumably to Pu`u O Kona or Kuli`ou`ou.
Watched the two make their way up the summit ridge before the clouds rolled in and headed back down the ridge.
Rest of the set here.