Sunday, April 20, 2008

Mt Olympus

Yesterday we hiked Mt. Olympus. This was a challenging 6.5 mile hike. The end was pretty tough, with a near vertical climb on steps carved into red dirt. Ronnie K and I did the whole thing. Sonya took Carter and Jack up a couple of miles...pretty impressive for the little jocks. Carter got to test his new camelback.

The view at the top was impressive. The end was a small patch of grass on top of a vertical cliff overlooking windward Oahu on one side, and Honolulu on one side. It was fairly clear, with constant clouds rolling over the mountains. During the clear times, I could see nearly everything from Kailua around to the airport. It took about 3 hours to do the hike, and it was pretty tough with a lot of up and down action, and a few technical sections where I fell on my ass. Hard to believe that Sonya and Ronnie K did this in the pouring down rain 2 weeks ago. It was bone dry yesterday and I still fell.

Ronnie K learned something today about good pre-workout nutrition. Hot Dog Musubi powered him up the hill...not the best idea. I opted for fruit and the cookies Sally made us.

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