Hawaii June 2009

My sister, Karen, and I went to Hawaii in June.

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We were hosted by a friend of hers who graciously allowed me to crash in along with a whole slew of other friends and family to celebrate his daughter’s graduation from high school. Karen and I used the opportunity to do some great trail running on Oahu. (Rodney would say, “Of course you did!”)

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Start of the trail on the wet side of the island.

We headed out on an 11 mile out and back section, not sure how far we would go. It was fairly dry and the views were great so we stopped a lot to take pictures.

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Eventually we found a detour to a waterfall and decided to go check it out.
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On the return trip to the car Karen takes a spill off the trail. I heard a crash and then a “help!” and when I ran back I found Karen dangling off the edge of a steep bank clinging to the bushes to keep from falling off into oblivion. After I pulled her back onto the trail she displays here wounds:

hawaii-cimg0634-editsGood times! We finished off the morning by stopping for breakfast at a great local place where I had macadamia nut pancakes.

 

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