Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hawaii - Day Five

Day Five - Koko Head Crater Trail and Eternity Beach

Hector and I decided to brave Koko Head Crater Trail and climb up the 1,046 stairs to the top of the mountain. The stairs at Koko Head are an old railway built during WWII in order to transport military personnel and supplies up the mountain to various lookouts.

After the first 500 stairs, the real challenge began. The hillside dropped away from the stairs, creating a bridge. Some hikers crawled on their hands and knees to avoid falling through the railroad slats. Once the bridge ended, we continued the upward climb towards the top. Luckily I had my camera to stop and "take pictures" every 20 steps or so, but I was really stopping to rest - don't let Hector know!

Once we made it to the top, we rang the bell and enjoyed the beautiful views of Honolulu, Diamond Head, and Hanauma Bay.

After Koko Head, we headed to Eternity Beach to get some swimming and sunbathing in before heading to the spa for some much needed pampering. Eternity Beach is a small, picturesque beach alongside the highway and requires you hike down a rocky hillside to get to it. It wasn't the best beach for swimming, but was absolutely beautiful!

Koko Head Crater Trail

Koko Head Bridge

View from Koko Head Crater

View from Koko Head Crater

Eternity Beach

Eternity Beach

Eternity Beach


like mother like daughter said...

Kelli, these pictures are gorgeous! It looks like you had so much fun! I hope you took your new camera ;)

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