Sunday, June 1, 2014

Our Pali Hike

In July Zach is joining his dad and brothers on a 4 day hike up Mt Whitney.
In preparation of the hike he decided he would walk 16 miles to Kailua up the Pali Highway.
At last minute I decided to tag-along and it's a great thing I did...he definitely would have been bored without my company and my singing!

We left our house at 5:43 in the morning, with bagels in hand.
We walked through town and around 7:45 we reached the start of the Pali Highway.
It was a little sketchy walking along the Pali as it is not really meant to be walked but there was enough room along the shoulder for us to squeeze by. 
The creepiest part was walking through 2 tunnels. 
We just stayed as close to the wall as possible. 
We anticipated rain so we were prepared when we reached the rainy part. 
Once we passed the tunnels and made our decent into Kailua we were both pretty much over walking but we had about 6 more miles to go. 
So we marched on with sore feet. 

Once in Kailua we stopped for coconut water and acai bowls 
and then walked our last mile to the beach. 
The water felt amazing on our tired bodies. 

I think it was a little ambitious of us to walk 16 miles in one day
but we're really glad we did it!

It was neat walking through town, we saw a lot of things we had never seen before like this cemetery. 

We were thankful for some grassy parts along the highway. 

Rain and the tunnels. 

On the other side of the tunnels we stopped for water and cookies. 

Our tasty treat!

The beach! Our destination.

Our walking trail, each dot is a mile. 

I think the guys will do well on their Mt Whitney trip. 
Zach wasn't that sore from walking 16 miles. 
My self on the other hand, my left foot is still super sore. 

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