|Map kindly provided by Marvin Chandra|
On July 11, 2009, I did my very first Koʻolau summit traverse from Moanalua Middle Ridge to the Haʻikū Stairs. On May 5th, 2013, I did my very last Koʻolau summit traverse from Castle to Laʻie to complete the entire summit spine of the Koʻolau Mountain Range by segment hiking via connector trails. It was one of those "thorns" that has been stuck in me for nearly 3 and a half years.
I am free...
Below is a list (sorted by date) of every single hike I've done to "connect the dots" on the Koʻolau summit spine from Pupukea to Makapuʻu. Some of these may overlap one another so take note of that when comparing these on a map.
5-5-2010: Tripler Ridge to Haʻikū Stairs (video)
5-18-2010: Bowman to Haʻikū Stairs (video)
6-26-2010: Mariner's Ridge to Kuliʻouʻou (video)
9-12-2010: Halawa Ridge to Haʻikū Hidden Stairs (video)
10-8-2010: Olympus to Konahuanui (video)
I want to give out shoutouts to every single person who accompanied me on these long, dangerous, and arduous treks. If it wasn't for people like these guys and girls, there would be absolutely no way I could do this. MAHALO NUI LOA to each and every single one of you! And of course I would like to say mahalo to all who have supported me during these years. There were many challenges to be overcome. There were many battle scars along the way. There was even a 20ft fall. There were times that I just wanted to give up and go home, but I kept pushing forward. I've learned so much from these awesome mountains to help me become a better person in life. This was one that I wanted to do for myself and now I can truly go to sleep every night, knowing that I no longer have to wake up at 2am to do a 14-18 hour hike! ;-)
Lucky we live Hawaiʻi!
Compilation of every single segment hike done. Each clip is accompanied by it's aerial view!
Aerial footage of the Koʻolau Mountain Range from Makapuʻu to Pupukea (Be sure to watch in HD 1080p)
Another aerial footage of the Koʻolau Mountain Range from the other direction (Pupukea to Makapuʻu)
For those who can't view the embedded videos above can access them by following the link below: