Khym Ansagay, urban hiker extraordinaire, recently completed walking around the perimeter of Oahu in its entirety using roads, bridges, and bike lanes. His walkabout was split into 10 trips, all beginning and ending at a bus stop, and totaled 54 hours and over 148 miles. The following maps, images, and descriptions are provided by Khym to document his impressive feat. The trips are ordered geographically rather than order of completion.
Pearlridge to Kapolei
A couple years ago I walked down Pearlridge before but this time I check out where exactly the bicycle route would take me… It’s been bugging me awhile now how the heck am I gonna get Waipahu to Kapolei without using the highway since I didn’t see any sidewalk down there… instead of looking for sidewalk… I realize I should be Googling for where the bicycle routes are… things suddenly look a lot more possible….
The walk was hot, with the rotten smell of stinky water or maybe sewage… surprising a lot of bugs flying and sticking to my sweaty skin almost got lost trying to figure out where the other bicycle routes are…overall it was an interesting 14 mile walk …my adrenaline feels like it still pumping but that would do for now….
Kalihi to Pearlridge
Decided it would be rest day…so I decided to watch movie… but I woke up kind a early so I just spend 4 hours of my time walking to Pearlridge.
Kalihi to Hawaii Kai
Bored that’s why so I just do what I normally do when I am bored… oddly enough I still did the stairs in 31 minutes….what’s so weird about…walk 18.55 miles to the trail then u start hiking lmao.
Hawaii Kai to Waimanalo
Nothing really just wondering around.
Kailua to Waimanalo
I figure I should just do a warm up for my antisocial week which is also my vacation to do anything that comes to my mind instantly. Decided to finish up this small section in the windward side in my quest to walk around the island.
Kailua to Windward Mall
I was just curious about the levee to be honest but just got in the mood to keep on walking and walking…. The yucky smell of the water reminds me of my little adventures back home… you would think its a long walk but it isn’t… its the view that makes it look very far.
Windward Mall to Hau’ula
I end up stopping in windward mall last monday …so decided to continue that journey today… not too bad… I don’t know why I let the distance spook me out of doing it before hahaha it’s pretty much the same distance when I walk to Hawaii Kai…. most of the time I am just hunting for swings hahaha …Originally I wanted to start early and try see if I can hit Kahuku but I had a hardtime getting out of the house …
Hau’ula to Haleiwa
After Manana, figure my legs needs some rest so I been thinking overnight what the hell am I gonna do today… I decided that it will be lazy/rest day….end up walking 21 miles -.-
Haleiwa to Makaha via Kaena Point
After do nothing day … it’s time to do this …. a bus stop to bus stop hike… but my feet are not screaming like usual so I decided to just keep going to 7/11 I know there is one nearby in lahilahi…then my feet starts screamming…. but last time I did this…felt harder and longer…now just felt normal.
Makaha to Kapolei
I actually hate this… but I felt like I need to do it now since this is the last segment of my walking around the island… why is the last one always the hardest thing to do..