|Search for Nirvana continues beyond the first platform|
TOTAL TIME: 6.5 hrs
PARTICIPANTS: The other Mike, “Paparazzi” Giovanni, “Sigmund Freud” Jenn, "The Optimist" Jeremy, "Reef Shoes" Jason, "Loafer" Mike, Me
REHIKE VALUE: 8
I love this hike. This time around, the stairs didn't seem to take too long. My total stair time was around 60 minutes because Jeremy was on my ass which made me think everyone else was too. Unlike the last time, I was actually able to enjoy the view during ascent. I was waayyy too freaked out to let go of the rails before.
|(Standing) Left to right: The Other Mike, "Paparazzi" Giovanni, "Sigmund Freud" Jenn, "The Optimist" Jeremy, "Reef Shoes" Jason|
(Sitting) Left to right: Me, "Loafer" Mike
|Morning sun rises above Kaneohe Bay|
|I'm sorry man, but your girlfriend is HOT!|
|Stairs disappear into the clouds as we press on|
|Carefully making our way down the middle ridge from the clouds|
|Jason's actually enjoying this hike this time around|
For more on this, refer back to my earlier hike (April 2010).
|Down the steep ridge spine|
|Catching a breather, and their nerves|