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Monday, December 03, 2007

To Diamond Head and back.

I am so proud of my girls. They hiked all the way to the summit of Diamond Head and back again without fussing or whining. I couldn't say the same for some of the adults that were hiking up.

Just so you know what a feat it was for 3 year olds, here are some stats about the hike:
- The trail is 1 and 3/4 miles to the rim (that's 3 and 1/2 miles round trip).
- it takes the average person 1 and 1/2 hours to do it (the girls did it in 1 hour and 15 minutes)
- there are two sets of stairs (one very steep and the other a spiral). The first is 99 steps, the second is 76 steps. Plus there are 3 more steps to get out of the bunker at the top, and about 25 more to get to the actual summit.
- there is 225 foot unlit tunnel as well (this kind of freaked me out, but they were fine.)
- the hike is rated as easy to moderate (realy more on the moderate side)
- there is no shade on the trail (sunscreen works wonders)

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3 Comments:

At 04 December, 2007 12:05, Blogger Divalicious said...

I haven't been to Hawaii since I was 13, but I remember the hike and all of the other cool stuff that we did.

Kudos to the girls for being troopers and gettin it done!!

 
At 05 December, 2007 08:28, Blogger Seajade said...

Looks and sounds like an awesome and well deserved trip. Glad you made it up Diamondhead!

 
At 14 December, 2007 21:04, Blogger heather said...

way to make your kids be studs! sounds like you had a fabu trip. =)

 

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