|Fading sunlight splashes orange on a cliff face|
TOTAL TIME: 5 hrs
PARTICIPANTS: “Loafer” Mike, “The Optimist” Jeremy, Me
REHIKE VALUE: 5 (Hapapa alone)
The Hapapa – Kaneoha hike is located at the west end of Schofield Barracks. Like the Kalena hike which shares the same trailhead, you’ll need base access.
I’ve heard this hike called many things, but the name that stood out to me the most was ‘Death Ridge.’ After all the dramatic videos I’ve watched and hearing all the rah rah about dying if you make the slightest mistake, I decided it was high time to check it out for myself. Sounded exactly like something I would enjoy.
|Left to right: Me, "The Optimist" Jeremy, "Loafer" Mike|
|The two notches known as "Death Ridge"|
|Mike, exploring an eroded section|
|Looking down at Death Ridge|
|Trotting down Death Ridge|
|Forest stays silent, ignoring the hikers|
|This looks more like a lion, mane and all|
|Scrambling up rock|