The Pink Bunker (Battery Hulu)

Oh the places a wrong turn will take you.  While looking for the famous Pink Bunker of Puu-O-Hulu, we stumbled across an abandoned treasure. Continue reading

Koloa Gulch (Multiple Waterfalls)

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For years I had heard of a gulch that arduously snaked through Oahu’s Koolau mountains.  If you were brave enough to endure its trek, the valley would guide you to its floodgates. Continue reading

Volcano Rim & Abandoned Bunkers

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Koko Head is a popular and well frequented hike on the East side of Oahu.  The abandoned railroad tracks, which are now the official trail, run straight up the flanks of the extinguished volcanic crater.  Locals and tourist alike flock to this hike to attempt to conquer its peak.  I have done a lot of hikes around the world, but none of them drain as fast as Koko Head does.  Being the “out of the box” thinker that I am, I decided the regular trail was too simple.  So I found and alternate route.  We would begin on the eastern flank of Koko Head (facing Molokai), hike around the rim, then come down the regular trail on the southern side of the mountain. Continue reading