Honolulu - Climbing Diamond Head

On our last day of vacation in Honolulu, we got up early and took TheBus (that's what Honolulu calls their public bus...) out to Diamond Head.  Looking out the window, the day wasn't off to an auspicious start...  

Fortunately, the rain cleared a bit by the time we reached the park.
We walked from the bus stop to the park entrance.
Unfortunately, sidewalks were practically non-existent so we basically needed nerves of steel to walk through this tunnel with traffic (including special chartered trolleys for the Japanese tourists) going by.
Despite the potential for an ugly pedestrian death getting there, it was totally worth it.  The path to the top was beautiful.
I particularly liked these thistle plants lining the trail.
It's quite popular to hike Diamond Head and we could see plenty of people dotting the trail in the distance.
We reached an overlook where we could see out over the water.
The trail to the top includes a few steep staircases.
We could see a lighthouse and waves crashing in the distance.
We finally reached the top just in time for rain and lashing winds.  I was a little put-off by the Danger and Keep Out!  signs.  The top of Diamond Head used to serve as an old military look-out.
We took a moment to survey the view.
Diamond Head is an extinct volcanic crater and you can clearly see the edges from above.
One thing that amazed me was people's footwear choices.  The trail was a bit rocky and steep yet many people hiked it in flip-flops.  I think I even saw a couple women with small heels on.  Safety first, people!
We arrived back at the bottom of Diamond Head and indulged in a Shave Ice at Magoo's, a food truck at the base.  It was a great hike and a great reward after.

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