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A view out from the Kalawahine Trail today. Ran the Pu’u Ōhia trail to the Kalawahine Trail and back, ...
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A view out from the Kalawahine Trail today. Ran the Pu’u Ōhia trail to the Kalawahine Trail and back, the jungle is lush right now, it’s been sucking up the last four months of near constant rain and converting it to emerald green. So much beauty and energy made for yet another fantastic trail ... A view out from the Kalawahine Trail today. Ran the Pu’u Ōhia trail to the Kalawahine Trail and back, the jungle is lush right now, it’s been sucking up the last four months of near constant rain and converting it to emerald green. So much beauty and energy made for yet another fantastic trail run on the Mauka Trail System.
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#trailrunning #maukatrailsystem #kalawahinetrail #hawaii #oahu #runningtakesyouplaces #koolaumountains #tantalus #hawaiinei #optoutside #nofilter #noedits
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A wonderful day of practice yesterday at Mu-Ryang-Sa Buddhist Temple ended with gazing at this ...
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A wonderful day of practice yesterday at Mu-Ryang-Sa Buddhist Temple ended with gazing at this beautiful Lotus Blossom. I hope it can bring the kind of beauty, joy, and hope it brought to my consciousness into yours as well. Have a wonderful day everyone. . . #lotusblossom #lotus #muryangsatemple ... A wonderful day of practice yesterday at Mu-Ryang-Sa Buddhist Temple ended with gazing at this beautiful Lotus Blossom. I hope it can bring the kind of beauty, joy, and hope it brought to my consciousness into yours as well. Have a wonderful day everyone.
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#lotusblossom #lotus #muryangsatemple #buddhism #oahu #hawaii #palolo #flowersofinstagram #nofilter #noedits
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Maunawili Falls, after running out on the Maunawili Trail I dropped down the connector trail to ...
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Maunawili Falls, after running out on the Maunawili Trail I dropped down the connector trail to the falls. Quite a beautiful sight it was hidden away in the gulch. It has a large pool below it to swim in and is deep enough to jump in off the rocks. A nice respite from the heat on this sweltering March ... Maunawili Falls, after running out on the Maunawili Trail I dropped down the connector trail to the falls. Quite a beautiful sight it was hidden away in the gulch. It has a large pool below it to swim in and is deep enough to jump in off the rocks. A nice respite from the heat on this sweltering March day. .
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#oahu #hawaii #hawaiinei #maunawilifalls #maunawilifallshike #maunawili #waterfalls #trailrunning #runningtakesyouplaces #optoutside #nofilter #noedits
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Strung together a couple of beautiful days for my days off this week. Nice to be coming out of the extremely ...
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Strung together a couple of beautiful days for my days off this week. Nice to be coming out of the extremely wet winter we had here in Hawai’i. Hopefully this weather will hold through spring and in to summer. Today I ran the Maunawili Trail and took the spur down to Maunawili Falls. I’ve mountain ... Strung together a couple of beautiful days for my days off this week. Nice to be coming out of the extremely wet winter we had here in Hawai’i. Hopefully this weather will hold through spring and in to summer. Today I ran the Maunawili Trail and took the spur down to Maunawili Falls. I’ve mountain biked the length of the Maunawili trail many times, definitely my favorite rideable jungle track on O’ahu, but had never visited the falls. The trail runs along part of the windward side of the Ko’olau Mountains. The Ko’olau range is very steep on the windward side and has characteristic fluting that can be seen throughout Hawai’i. Looking up from the spur trail that leads down to the falls the jungle and mountains come together to make this beautiful scene. .
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#maunawilitrail #maunawilifallsspurtrail #koolaumountains #flutedmountains #hawaii #oahu #trailrunning #runningtakesyouplaces #optoutside #nofilter #noedits
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The beautiful things you’ll find on trail runs on Tantalus never cease to amaze and delight me. . . #honolulu ...
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The beautiful things you’ll find on trail runs on Tantalus never cease to amaze and delight me. . . #honolulu #oahu #tantalus #maukatrailsystem #kalawahinetrail #trailrun #hawaii #runningtakesyouplaces #nofilter #optoutside The beautiful things you’ll find on trail runs on Tantalus never cease to amaze and delight me. .
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#honolulu #oahu #tantalus #maukatrailsystem #kalawahinetrail #trailrun #hawaii #runningtakesyouplaces #nofilter #optoutside
And after traversing down the lunar scape you reach sea level. The waves pound the cliffs ceaselessly ...
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And after traversing down the lunar scape you reach sea level. The waves pound the cliffs ceaselessly and while out on this outcropping taking pictures you better believe I had the eyes in the back of my head open looking for the wave that might creep up and take me out to sea. Following the rhythm ... And after traversing down the lunar scape you reach sea level. The waves pound the cliffs ceaselessly and while out on this outcropping taking pictures you better believe I had the eyes in the back of my head open looking for the wave that might creep up and take me out to sea. Following the rhythm of the heaves I would run out and take a shot before the next wave hit. It is a beautiful sight to watch the electric blue waters crash against the cliffs and turn to pure white. Standing above I could feel the vibrations of the waves hitting through the rock. What an incredible amount of energy the oceans hold.
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#oahu #electricblue #hawaii #hanaumabay #hanaumacrater #runningtakesyouplaces #nofilter #optoutside
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Traversing a lunar scape today at Hanauma Bay making my way from the crater rim to sea level. The diversity ...
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Traversing a lunar scape today at Hanauma Bay making my way from the crater rim to sea level. The diversity of O’ahu never ceases to amaze me. Hiking down from the top of the crater rim I felt like I was in Moab, slick rock the whole way down with cacti and other desert varietals everywhere. Just ... Traversing a lunar scape today at Hanauma Bay making my way from the crater rim to sea level. The diversity of O’ahu never ceases to amaze me. Hiking down from the top of the crater rim I felt like I was in Moab, slick rock the whole way down with cacti and other desert varietals everywhere. Just a few miles away is the lush Ko’olau Mountain Range that receives rain almost every day and supports a dense jungle. In the backdrop of this picture is Kokohead Crater, another extinct volcano. While exploring these zones today I was also able to watch 5 humpback whales at play just offshore, slapping their giant tail fins and breaching multiple times, this was nothing short of a treat today.
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#hanaumabay #hanaumacrater #lunarscape #oahu #hawaii #kokohead #kokoheadcrater #nofilter #optoutside #runningtakesyouplaces
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The Hawaiian Monk Seal is one of the most endangered species in the Western Hemisphere. One of their ...
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The Hawaiian Monk Seal is one of the most endangered species in the Western Hemisphere. One of their favorite places on O’ahu to haul out and sleep is Ka’ena Point, which is where I went running today. There are only about 1300 Hawaiian Monk Seals left and it’s always a treat to see them basking ... The Hawaiian Monk Seal is one of the most endangered species in the Western Hemisphere. One of their favorite places on O’ahu to haul out and sleep is Ka’ena Point, which is where I went running today. There are only about 1300 Hawaiian Monk Seals left and it’s always a treat to see them basking on the rocks and beaches of Ka’ena Point. One can only hope that conservation efforts will help this once plentiful species thrive again through the 137 islands that form the Hawaiian Island chain.
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#hawaiianmonkseal #monkseal #hawaii #oahu #kaenapoint #seal #endangeredspecies #optoutside #nofilter #runningtakesyouplaces
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Chasing an almost never ending sunset above the clouds leaving Las Vegas to get back home to O’ahu ...
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Chasing an almost never ending sunset above the clouds leaving Las Vegas to get back home to O’ahu a few days ago. I’m back safely on my little rock in the middle of the Pacific now, it was nice to be on the mainland for a week. . . #sunset #abovetheclouds Chasing an almost never ending sunset above the clouds leaving Las Vegas to get back home to O’ahu a few days ago. I’m back safely on my little rock in the middle of the Pacific now, it was nice to be on the mainland for a week.
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#sunset #abovetheclouds
Helicopter shopping is fun. Took a demo ride in this Bell 505 Jet Ranger X today as a cherry on the sundae ...
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Helicopter shopping is fun. Took a demo ride in this Bell 505 Jet Ranger X today as a cherry on the sundae of my trip to Las Vegas for HELI-EXPO. Thanks to Helicopter Association International for a great expo and to Novictor Helicopters for the opportunity to attend, it’s been a wonderful week ... Helicopter shopping is fun. Took a demo ride in this Bell 505 Jet Ranger X today as a cherry on the sundae of my trip to Las Vegas for HELI-EXPO. Thanks to Helicopter Association International for a great expo and to Novictor Helicopters for the opportunity to attend, it’s been a wonderful week of networking, education, and good fun.
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#bell505jetrangerx #lasvegas #9thisland #ninthisland #theninthisland #novictorhelicopters #heliexpo #heliexpo2018 #northlasvegasairport #helicopters #workingforahelicoptertourcompanydoesntsuck
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Beautiful but slippery trail run today. I had been eyeing the sky all day waiting for a time when I ...
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Beautiful but slippery trail run today. I had been eyeing the sky all day waiting for a time when I could get in a Makiki Valley Loop without getting drenched. It’s been raining here quite a bit lately but the trails are weathering it well. Slippery but not terribly sloppy out there. I ended up ... Beautiful but slippery trail run today. I had been eyeing the sky all day waiting for a time when I could get in a Makiki Valley Loop without getting drenched. It’s been raining here quite a bit lately but the trails are weathering it well. Slippery but not terribly sloppy out there. I ended up getting in a few extra miles on side trails since the rain was holding off. The jungle is lush right now, drinking up the moisture presented happily and turning it in to dense emerald green beauty. Today’s run was so varied within 5 miles that it served to remind me just how diverse it is here, stopping me repeatedly to gape at the brilliance in front of me. As I ran through the Ualaka’a Trail it was autumn 🍂, red and yellow leaves lining the trail, coming back to the Makiki Valley Trail as it heads up towards the Nahuina Trail it was spring, the first Mangoes of the season falling from trees and fruit flies congregating on the fallen fruit by the thousands. Looking upward many of the trees are in bloom with orange flowers and the wild orchids are pumping out purple flowers in abundance on the jungle floor. 🌸 I felt like this photo was a good representation of the display of abundance that is ever present in the jungles here. I am privileged to be able to spend days running aimlessly through these displays, stopping for smiles and giving thanks for the opportunities to have them. Happily thinking of those people I care for, and sending the best of wishes to those I may not. There is no hate here, there is no malice among these trees, there is simply life, moving forward as it always does, in harmony with itself, completing cycle after glorious cycle. I hope that everyone seeing this can take a small bit of the energy presented and find a way to weave it into their life. My best wishes to you all. May health and happiness be yours.
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#trailrunning #maukatrailsystem #naalahele #makiki #makikivalleylooptrail #tantalus #oahu #hawaii #nofilter #optoutside #jungle
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Yet another wonderful trail run on Tantalus today. It felt like autumn as I ran along on trails strewn ...
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Yet another wonderful trail run on Tantalus today. It felt like autumn as I ran along on trails strewn with freshly fallen red leaves. It is very interesting the way the seasons subtly happen in a relatively season-less environment. Mist covered the Ko’olau as I ran today, starting at the ... Yet another wonderful trail run on Tantalus today. It felt like autumn as I ran along on trails strewn with freshly fallen red leaves. It is very interesting the way the seasons subtly happen in a relatively season-less environment. Mist covered the Ko’olau as I ran today, starting at the Makiki Nature Center on relatively dry trails, as soon as I reached the ridgeline and crossed over to the Kalawahine Trail things got a bit messy, but not unmanageable. A bit of mud and some slippery roots are the typical board-of-fair on O’ahu trails. Running the Manoa Cliff Trail was a pleasure today, a “weeping wall” of small waterfalls was visible in the distance just below the mist enshrouding the mountain tops. I was spared from any downpours while in the mist and once I dropped back down the Maunalaha Trail descending Hogs Back it was dry as a bone again through the roots-n-rocks technical descent. All-in-all a great 7 mile run on the Makiki Super Loop. Thank you to all those associated with Na Ala Hele that help preserve and maintain this wonderful trail system that is such a huge part of this community. From outdoor education, to conservation, to hiking and trail running, it amazes me how accessible this trail system is from Honolulu, and how far from the city you feel while on the trails. Yet another reason to get out and explore your environment, somewhere very close may take you somewhere far away. Hope everyone had a wonderful day.
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#makikisuperloop #maukatrailsystem #tantalus #trailrunning #trailrun #optoutside #oahu #hawaii #trails #running #nofilter #noedits #naalahele
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