Otina's Adventures

Otina's Adventures

Trip reports and photos from hiking, climbing, skiing
and mountaineering adventures in Colorado, Alaska, NY and beyond.


Went to Hawaii twice in 2006, took lots of photos. The Big Island and Maui are worth seeing, avoid Oahu at all costs.


Waikiki (2/06) - Tourist trap to be avoided near Honolulu
Convention Center (2/06)- Where the AGU Oceanography conference was held for the week
Manoa Falls (2/06) - Short hike to escape the city
Polynesian Cultural Center (2/06) - A worthwhile tourist trap. Route to Laie took us by Lost and Gilligan's Island filming areas.
Diamond Head (2/06) - Horrible tourist trap for the hiking challenged - Did it for the views
Hanauma Bay (2/06) Snorkeling bay short bus ride away

Big Island

Volcano National Park (2/06) - BEST part of entire trip!
World Botanical Gardens (2/06) - A side trip to see the waterfalls and pretty plants
Windward side drive (2/06) - Post Volcano NP drive around the island
Leeward side drive (2/06) - Drive to view part of island not seen, near Hilo

Kona (10/06) - Base camp on the Big Island
Green Sand Beach (10/06) - Mission to find the Green Sand Beach (Olivine); harder than first imagined!
Punaluu Sea Turtles (10/06) - Viewing the Sea Turtles feed and rest
Saddle Road drive (10/06) - Drive to contemplate going to the top of Mauna Kea
Drive to northern part of island (10/06) - Checking out the non-tourist areas
Lapakahi State Historical Park (10/06) - Short side trip to a historic fishing villiage
Hapuna Bay Beach


Drive around north-western part of island (10/06) - Check out surf and olivine pools, and travel narrow scary road
Iao Valley (10/06) - A beautiful valley and garden

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