Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Brinton called me Sunday night asking for a good sunrise "hike" for the Honolulu Hawaii Stake, LDS Missionaries to do in the morning. I recommended Kamehame Ridge in Hawaii Kai as an easy hike with an awesome payoff in terms of view and sunrise. Since Sommer had a 10 am doctor's appointment the next morning, I offered to guide Brinton and the missionaries for the sunrise hike.
We arrived at the lookout just as the sun started to peak above the horizon.
The missionaries lined up to take pictures with each other.
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Brinton Johnson accompanied me for a sunrise trek up the Koko Crater tracks.
Despite starting early in the darkness, I just barely beat the sun to the horizon.
After the sun topped out over the horizon, we turned back and headed down the tracks.
Headed up to the Makapu`u Lighthouse for a quick little sunrise "hike" last month. I started in the darkness before the parking lot was open. Parking on the side of the highway I made my way up the paved "trail" to the Makapu`u Lighthouse and lookout. I was once again all alone on the trail. Someone was camping (I assume fishing) at the tidepools because a moped was parked and locked to the whale watching sign near the top. I immediately wished I had taken my moped up the path instead of walking. I quickly made my way to the lookout and waited for sunrise.
Matt and Rachel locked in their love at the lookout.
The sunrise did not disappoint. The sky was on fire!
After the sun popped up over the horizon I took a quick self shot and admired a sunrise rainbow before pulling myself up the slight incline and rocks to the bunkers at the top of Makapu`u Point.
There was the usual graffiti and tagging in the bunkers.
The view from the top was amazing!
I made my way down the face of Makapu`u Point to Makapu`u Lookout overlooking Makapu`u Beach. On the way down I passed a tourist couple making their way up the face of the hill with no clue where they were going. I directed them to the trail heading up and made my way down to the parking lot and my car on the side of the road. No one was rock climbing, yet.
Thankfully my car was still in one piece! Another Saturday, another sunrise hike!
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