A Twist on Lanikai Ridge

The Kaiwa Ridge Trail, often referred to as Lanikai Ridge, is a trail that never disappoints. Maybe it’s the vibrant, azure colored waters fronting the ridge, with the Mokulua Islands popping out from the ocean in the distance. Maybe it’s the appeal of the old, war time bunkers that you find along the trail. Whatever it is, the Kaiwa Ridge hike is rad and is therefore my go-to hike whenever I have friends visiting. Friends, like my friend Ryan.

Ryan is the dude on the right. He lives in Boston and has pale skin now, because he has lived there for a few years and doesn’t get out much. We’ve seen Ryan before.


Mokes in the palm of our hands.


Ryan studies gut microbes and is looking for a job.


That’s me. You know me.


Enjoy the Pillboxes while they’re still around. Both of the main pillboxes are eroding quickly.


Some lady.


Like Na Leo says,

“And friends are friends forever
If the Lord’s the Lord of them
And a friend will not say “Never”
Cause the welcome will not end
Though it’s hard to let you go
In the Father’s hands we know
That a lifetime’s not too long
To live as friends”

Cheesy, I know.


A bit of a twist on the standard Lanikai Trail.


Herschel Supply Co. has some rad bags, great for casual use.




Joel being photogenic.


See Ryan?


Exploration: Hawaii, yo.


Back on pavement, toward our car, and headed to the ocean. We’ve all done Lanikai before, but neither of these guys did it the way I showed them on this day. It was fun times. They look irked.


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