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2013-02-25  
Chinaman's Hat, HI
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Chinaman's Hat, HI 
Chinaman's Hat, HI
 
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2013
zukerrach
Hiking0.19 Miles 71 AEG
Hiking0.19 Miles
71 ft AEG
 
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This was one of the hikes on Nikki's bucketlist, so we decided to tackle it on Monday while the guys were at work. We drove over to Lanikai to rent a kayak, where we were told that it was too windy to paddle out to the island that day. We had already driven past the beach we wanted to start from, and the waves didn't look too bad, so I wasn't convinced... The guy ended up saying "well, you might be able to make it out there.. but it wouldn't be much fun. It's up to you though". Obviously, we were more confident than he was, and I'm glad we were!

The waves weren't too big-- they were just big enough to be fun, without really pushing us off course too much-- it was a great day to go! We paddled up to the leeward side of the island, where we spotted a little trail leading upwards. We followed it up to a nice little flat area of volcanic stone, where we took some pictures and just hung out, enjoying the view.

I think there was another trail on the other side of the island that led to the summit, but I didn't want to risk trying to paddle around to that side with the waves being so big... We had fun, nonetheless! :D
Named place
Named place
Mokoli'i Island
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