Disclaimer: This trail is now closed in 2015. Starting March 21, 2015 trespassers will be arrested. This trail was hiked before it was officially closed in 2013.
Today we were meeting our friend C and her lovely little dude to walk up Kamehame Drive in Hawaii Kai. I first heard about this hike on Morgan Hiking in Hawaii and in the Oahu Hiking Group on Facebook. We really wanted to hike with C and little dude, but we needed something that was short and one a stroller could navigate. This was about as perfect as we could find, minus the two fences/gate that required a work around for the stroller.
We parked at the end of the road,
worked our way around the gate, ignored the no trespassing signs (We don’t do this normally, but have learned do what the locals do and ignore it on this hike)
and walked up 1.5 miles to the “catwalk”. Poor C she had just completed a leg workout at her bootcamp right before this, it certainly was an extra leg workout for her.
The views from the top and “The Dead Man’s Cat Walk” were phenomenal.
After the picture taking spree was over, we headed down. Little Dude decided he was going to hike down on his own for a mile, while eating cheerios. I was impressed because I can’t eat and walk at the same time.
We were all ready for lunch and a beer, the perfect lunch spot was close at hand, Kona Brewery. The portions were generous and delicious. The beer hit the spot.
After we picked up the older children from school, we headed back to their house to retrieve our car. On our way home we decided to see if the rumor we heard was true, a Leonard’s Bakery Truck in Haleiwa. We drove the main road in Haleiwa and couldn’t find it, bummed out on that.
We had our late afternoon float, worked on the blog, had leftover lunch for dinner and enjoyed the sunset. What a great day, out with a friend, amazing rewards of a view after a steep walk up a road and good beer. Life is good.