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I’m 39 Weeks pregnant today and just took a little waterfall hike to Hoopii Falls with an adventurous couple from Arizona. One of them was a paramedic so I joked that he might have to deliver my baby if I go into labor too deep in the forest, hahahaha. Adventure shoots are my absolute fav.…

Hawaii, Hikes, kauai, Nature

Waterfall Adventure Shoot

I couldn’t visit Oahu without taking a little walk on one of my favorite trails, Maunawili Falls. It’s an easy hike on the East Side leading to a watering hole and nice little waterfall to jump from. So many beautiful things to see and hear and smell and feel. I got there early and walked it barefoot and…

Hawaii, Hikes, Nature

Back to Maunawili

It’s Aloha Friday! I thought I’d share more Hawaii pics. Kaiwa Ridge Trail is a fun little hike on the East Side of Oahu overlooking Lanikai. On my last trip to the islands I took a nice solo barefoot hike up there to watch the sunrise. Here are few things I saw…                  

Hawaii, Hikes

Kaiwa Ridge Trail

Although our intentions were to visit Udzungwa Mountains National Park, we followed some cleverly placed signs to Udzungwa Falls Lodge, which we later learned isn’t actually part of the national park (typical). Regardless, I really have no complaints. We were still able to hike through the Udzungwa Mountains to a beautiful waterfall and lookout. I…

Africa, Hikes, Tanzania, Udzungwa

Safari, Part Two: Udzungwa Mountains National Park

  I’ve posted about one of my favorite hikes, Haiku Stairs aka Stairway to Heaven, before, but it has been coming up in the news lately so I thought I’d call attention to it (and share a few more pictures). The reason it has been the topic of conversation is that City and County officials…

Hawaii, Hikes, Stairway to Heaven

Legalize Stairway to Heaven

  One of the few non-terrible things about living in 29 Palms, CA was that we lived off the same road as the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. It was actually a pretty nice place to do some hiking and rock climbing if it wasn’t 120 degrees outside. When there, I felt like I…

California, Hikes, Throwback Thursday

Joshua Tree National Park

  One of the few non-terrible things about living in 29 Palms, CA was that we lived off the same road as the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. It was actually a pretty nice place to do some hiking and rock climbing if it wasn’t 120 degrees outside. When there, I felt like I…

California, Hikes, Throwback Thursday

Joshua Tree National Park