Three years of blogging about hiking in Hawaii has zipped by so very fast. We’ve documented over 215+ different hikes across the State of Hawaii. What’s even more amazing is that we’ve gone beyond just blogging about hiking in Hawaii. Over the last year, we started covering various local and cultural events (thanks Marvin) and the Hawaii food and restaurant scene. As always, we’ve placed a huge emphasis on photography, and providing you with the best narrative and advice possible. We love sharing our experiences with all of you.
In 2014, our favorite Thai hiker turned 31. Of course, a birthday celebration hike was in order. Ahnate chose Aiea Loop Trail’s significantly bigger brother, Aiea Ridge. Aiea Ridge is a rugged trail and is a commonly featured Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club (HTMC) hike.
Before we say goodbye to the month of August, I’d like to thank all of our wonderful and dedicated readers. Exploration: Hawaii has made it to see its second year anniversary of existence on the Interwebs. Since our inception in August 2011, we have documented over 160+ different hikes. That’s a lot of hiking. That’s also a lot of sweat, mud, laughs, bumps, and bruises. Most of these hikes are based on Oahu, but, we’ve also began exploring the outer islands, like Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. Our 2nd year culminated with a 4-day backpacking trip through Haleakala Crater. We’re stoked, and we’re excited to continue exploring this wonderful state.
I had made a few goals when we celebrated our 1st birthday, such as a new logo (check), filling the gaps on our hikes page (ongoing), more outer-island content (check), and guest posts from other Hawaii adventurers (working on this). For year three, I’d like to set a couple more goals. I really would like to complete all of the accessible hikes listed under the Oahu section of our hikes page. I’d like to get a regular guest writer, preferably from the outer-island. Finally, I’d like to start a weekly newsletter with exclusive content and photos.
Again, thank you to all of our dedicated readers and supporters. If you haven’t already done so, we would appreciate it if you like us on Facebook, tweet about us, and link back to Exploration: Hawaii. Tell your friends about us and we’ll love you forever.
I’m happy to say that Exploration: Hawaii just turned one! Actually, this happened on the 12th, but who’s keeping track? A lot has happened in the last year. I remember starting this blog after my infamous experience on the Bowman trail en route to Haiku Stairs. I was so excited to share my experience that I had the site up and running in about a day. Since then, the Exploration: Hawaii crew has documented 91 different hikes, all of which you can find on our hikes page. That’s a lot of hiking. That’s also a lot of sweat, mud, laughs, bumps, and bruises.