I want to reach the top of Mariners Ridge ... nothing can stop me

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What a sight!!!
I want to reach the top of Mariners Ridge ... Daniel(daniel_jetsetter), Lola(itslola), V(lachicktravels), and I took the afternoon walk to explore the view Hawaii from Mariners Ridge.  I didn't realize they didn't really want to go the whole way, but inside, I did! ... They knew we had to head back by 5:30 but it was only 4:20pm so I knew I could do the trail and still be ready for the TB meet-up at Duke's.  In knowing the time it was, the time I had, the amount of time I needed to prepare for tonight's dinner, the amount of times I come to HAWAII, there was no way I was going to compromise on a 'halfway-walk' up Mariners Ridge.
I knew I had to begin to walking and running quickly!

Now I set myself into motion, I walked and walked and then jogged and ran, all along hearing them calling out to me ... I had to reach the top ... it was never ending ... where was the top ... was this the top (and I'd take pics) ... walked a lot further ... was this the top (but I couldn't see the Pacific) ... walked for a great distance, my heart was beating quickly ... Don't think I exercised this much since giving birth 3.75 months ago ...

All I thought inside was: 'what if I can't make it back to Honolulu' ... so I just kept encouraging myself to continue all the way up, while Daniel, Lola, and V were getting anxious ... Hypothetically, if we had discussed prior how far we'd go up Mariners Ridge, I doubt we would have agreed to reach the top .
.. Why, you ask: they wore flip-flops on this hike, so they also would have had a very uncomfortable walk ... Daniel, well, his shoes were at his hotel and we went to Mariners Ridge immediately after coming from Hanauma Bay; he never had the chance to get his shoes ... bring runners next time :)

WOWWWWWWW ... it was so beautiful up here ... I quickly took pics and returned going faster down the hill then going up so that they could finally see me and know that we could all walk back together to Aloha's(aloha_keith) place, jump in the car, head out to Duke's, and enjoy the night in Waikīkī

What ... looking at the pics I took on top ... what the .... my ISO was set at 1,600 on a bright day ... how/what/how come/why me ... I had set it in my mind that I'd reach the top and for what .
Ants 'feast' inside :D
.. pics taken @ a 1,600 ISO setting AS-IF/WHAT-THE/OH-WELL

I do have a reason to return ... to go back up and enjoy the walk (not at such a fast pace) and pull out a tripod and set the camera up properly ... I was only thinking of getting back and forgot ... practically into a jog, I begin hearing Daniel and then I see him ... he tried catching up to be sure I was OK ... the girls Lola and V were safe with each other ... well a smile came on my and Daniel's face and then I walked in front of him ... my speed a bit faster, well where is Daniel ...

My 'rescuer', Daniel, fell on his butt, camera and all ... I was not going to miss out on snapping up a shot of him slipping ... hehe

I knew I should have gone with a TB partner, but I will never regret going up and I knew all along there were three TB'ers concerned for my well-being ... thanks guys and thanks for sticking around!!

Do what you can, I say ... and REACH THE TOP as I did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
daniel_jetsetter says:
Hey, I meant to fall on my butt, I was testing you.. =p
Posted on: May 08, 2010
row-zzzzz says:
You're on ... best of luck ... I may have to pick you up LOL ... did you see those pics hehe
Posted on: May 07, 2010
daniel_jetsetter says:
Great Pics! Can't wait to go back. Next time I'm racing you up the ridge!
Posted on: May 07, 2010
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What a sight!!!
What a sight!!!
Ants feast inside :D
Ants 'feast' inside :D
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Lizard on a neighbour's driveway …
Lizard on a neighbours driveway b…
Lizard on a neighbour's driveway …
Brush blowing in the wind!
Brush blowing in the wind!
Koko Crater: is on the east side, …
Koko Crater: is on the east side,…
Pretty!
Pretty!
Colourful!
Colourful!
V, Daniel, Lola, and I half way up…
V, Daniel, Lola, and I half way u…
Come on guys, climb up, wait you g…
Come on guys, climb up, wait you …
Is this a pine tree?
Is this a pine tree?
Lovely view, and as I take a photo…
Lovely view, and as I take a phot…
All the roots coming through
All the roots coming through
Reminds me of Manitoulin Island!
Reminds me of Manitoulin Island!
Needles bed the ground of mariners…
Needles bed the ground of mariner…
Wow, Im nearing the top ... its …
Wow, I'm nearing the top ... it's…
Wow ... I better hurry to the top …
Wow ... I better hurry to the top…
Koko Head Mountain
Koko Head Mountain
Koko Head Mountain
Koko Head Mountain
Koko Head Mountain in the backgrou…
Koko Head Mountain in the backgro…
crawling roots
crawling roots
Whats Daniel looking at ... Danie…
What's Daniel looking at ... Dani…
Roots away!
Roots away!
Say cheese V!!!!!!
Say cheese V!!!!!!
Row-zzzzz saying cheese
Row-zzzzz saying 'cheese'
Lovely ... name it if you can??
Lovely ... name it if you can??
Dont know if these are eatable ...
Don't know if these are eatable ...
Vines
Vines
Windward Side of Oahu
Windward Side of Oahu
Windward Side of Oahu
Windward Side of Oahu
More roots
More roots
and more roots
and more roots
My savior, Daniel, coming to my re…
My savior, Daniel, coming to my r…
My savior, Daniel, coming to my re…
My savior, Daniel, coming to my r…
V and Lola under a tree
V and Lola under a tree
Lola walks through the beauty
Lola walks through the beauty
WOW
WOW
One more step ... V, you can do it…
One more step ... V, you can do i…
Koko Mountain in the distance
Koko Mountain in the distance
Stumps found along the way ... gor…
Stumps found along the way ... go…
Gorgoeous
Gorgoeous
Perspective
Perspective
Watch out Lola
Watch out Lola
Name it?
Name it?
Lola and Daniel walking down marin…
Lola and Daniel walking down mari…
Lola and Daniel walking down marin…
Lola and Daniel walking down mari…
V and Daniel
V and Daniel
Let return to Alohas
Let return to Aloha's
I can see Koko Mountain peaking th…
I can see Koko Mountain peaking t…
Daniel, Lola, and V
Daniel, Lola, and V
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walking back
walking back
Daniel, Lola, and V
Daniel, Lola, and V
Sun is dropping fast
Sun is dropping fast
Sun is dropping fast
Sun is dropping fast
Sun is dropping fast
Sun is dropping fast
Were back ... lets head off to D…
We're back ... let's head off to …
Mariners Ridge
photo by: row-zzzzz