Diamond Head Hike

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Yesterday, I joined my 10-year-old daughter, Katie, on a hike up Diamond Head, one of Hawaii’s most recognizable landmarks and a popular local attraction. The hike was organized by her Girl Scout troop (Hawaii Troop #84), and we were joined by seven other girls, another dad, and Troop Leader Debbie.

It had been years since I’d last made the trek, and a lot had changed, from the fee to enter the crater to the partially paved path to the lights in the once pitch-dark stairwell. Despite the entrance fee, it was also as crowded as ever, and navigating the narrow paths with people headed both up and down the mountain was as much of a challenge as the climb itself.

With steps and handrails, Diamond Head is probably Hawaii’s easiest hike, but on a hot day with a crush of tourists it can still wipe you out.

Check out the video in high-definition at Vimeo or Blip.TV, or at YouTube. Music is “Climbing Mountains” by Barb Carbon (courtesy the Podsafe Music Network).

4 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    Cool vdo of hiking up Diamond Head, I haven’t made the trek up since the park started charging an entrance fee.

    Keep up this great blog!

  2. Diamond Head is one of a dozen reasons why we love living in Hawaii. Where else may our children have such experiences as part of daily living?

  3. Linkmeister says:

    Katie’s ten?!?

  4. Cool, I was just there October 10th. What a way to finish my vacation! Awesome view.

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