Finally got out to the Rock Bridge at Pai`olu`olu, the Southern/Western point on the rim of Hanauma Bay. The hike up Kuamoʻokāne (Koko Head) and out to Pai`olu`olu is short but HOT! There is NO shade along the trail. Today was a great day to be out hiking, but the sun was blazing! We definitely did not take enough water on this hike.
While making our way down to the twin craters of Nonoʻula and ʻIhiʻihilauākea there were random bunches of rose petals along the trail. Soon we saw what those were about. Shelby's boyfriend was going to propose!
Just as we passed ʻIhiʻihilauākea crater we ran into Shelby and her boyfriend, now fiancée, making their way back up Kuamoʻokāne. Of course Sommer made me get a picture of Shelby's ring. Congratulations!
We made our way down the dry slippery sandstone at Pai`olu`olu point.
Across the bay was Palea point, the Norther/Eastern point of Hanauma Bay, and the forbidden Toilet Bowl.
Just west of Pai`olu`olu point is the Rock Bridge.
I don't know how people stand on this thing! It's terrifying! If you fall in or the bridge collapses, you're done for!
We took some family pictures, then headed back up Koko Head and back to air conditioning in the car! It was so hot on the way back and we were severely lacking in water. Thankfully the trail is short and the air conditioning (and water in the car) was cold!
Rest of the pictures here. Write up of my last trip up and around Koko Head.
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