Below is a listing of images and standard GIF images of our trip to Hawaii over the Christmas Holidays. The pictures are scenes from the mountain range overlooking Sandy Beach near Hawaii Kai. On the top of these mountain ranges are old WWII pillboxes. Next are two views of trails up the side of KoKo Crater. One is hidden on the backside of the volcano and can only be reached by crossing over private properties. It is the old cable rail line that carried troops to the top during WWII. The other trail is more difficult and can be reached by crossing over the highway from the parking lot at the Halona Blowhole Lookout. This is a steep and difficult climb that takes you to the rim of the crater. From this point on the rim, you can hike the rim to the top. Along the way, cross over triangular rock stack and balanced rock. It is about a third of a mile more to the top. From the top, there is a great view of Honolulu to the East and of Hawaii Kai below.
Next are pictures of the trails to Manoa Falls, which is located a few miles north of downtown. Following are pictures of the BIG waves on the North shores. The last pictures are of the Arizona Memorial taken from Ford Island and the battleship Missouri now berth at Ford Island. The last set of photos is of the battleship Utah which can only be accessed from Ford Island and is not normally seen by tourist.
By clicking on the images you will bring up a larger JPEG view of them.
The Hikers - Standing at the highest peak near the WWII fortifications above Sandy Beach. Rabbit Island in the background.