From album: HAWAII
Short video summary / highlights of our incredibly awesome and sometimes gnarly hiking experiences on Oahu, Hawaii July-August 2012 (Hiking Oahu, Hawaii Summer 2012) including narrow ridges, cliff scrambles, summit crossings, a plane crash site, mountain goats, monk seals and amazing starlit nights. Videos of 8 individual hikes as well as a time lapse compilation are included in this years trip album.
Brenda and I came to the Islands of Hawaii in 2007 with an agenda, passion and commitment to hike. After 6 years / 7 trips (solo/together) and 40+ hikes, we have not only accomplished our goals but got engaged and married here around our busy hiking schedules, have met wonderful people along the way, experienced breath-taking views, risked our lives, learned how important and in fact vital "teamwork" can be ... and most importantly were able to share these experiences with family and friends via Vimeo. Unforgettable ... unregrettable! It will be a few years before we return to Hawaii/Oahu ... yet our next hiking adventures beckon elsewhere, and continue at home and abroad (next summer Brenda and I will be doing the GR130/131 trails on La Palma, Canary Islands ... followed by the gruelling GR20 trek on the island of Corsica in 2014). As well, my new hobby (time lapse photography) will inspire us to explore many urban / secluded destinations as well.
ALOHA and MAHALO for watching !!
Hikes: Koko Head / Hanauma Bay Rim; ka'iwa Ridge/ Lanikai Pillboxes; Lower Wa'ahila Ridge (camping overnight); Ke'au Ridge middle - makai; 'Iliahi Ridge (HTMC); Kaupo Cliff 2 - Kamiloiki Ridge; Ka'ena Pt.; Manana-Waimano.
Best seen HD on large screen via HDMI hookup.
Filmed using the Gopro 2 HD head cam (ie. the "packing on steroids" and take-off / landing segments) edited with Final Cut Pro X. Some timelases were taken with Canon T2i and 24mm f/2.8 lens.
Music: "Miss You Paradise" by Emma Hewitt.