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Although we wished for clear views from this summit area we were blessed with all kinds of weather. Socked in conditions dampened our spirits going up but once we reached the ridge line we saw clouds burning off of the mountains. It was an enchanting and uplifting experience. After a quick break we made our push to this area. On a clear day we would be able to see three ahupuaʻa, Mākaha, Mākua, and Mokulēʻia. Unfortunately Mākaha was in the clouds pictured just to the left of Bernice. Mākua was clear, and behind, Mokulēʻia had a few puffy clouds in the valley. This view point is one of my favorite on the island of Oʻahu. Thanks everyone that made this hike a memorable experience and I look forward to making my way back here when the weather permits! ••• ••• #olympuscamera #olympusomd #olympusinspired #getolympus #microfournerds #luckywelivehawaii #beautifuldayinhawaiinei #earthpix #artofvisuals #landscape_captures #landscapephotography #pixel_ig #venturehawaii #hawaiiunchained #ragehawaii #glimpseofhawaii #alohaoutdoors #alohabones #ig_oahu

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Truly grateful today! Just a small excerpt from a book I’m reading from a friend. Thank you for this book, you know who you are! “If you observe children who are two or three years old, if you see how they behave, they are playing all the time. You see them laughing all the time. Their imagination is so powerful, and the way they dream is an adventure of exploration. When something is wrong they react and defend themselves, but then they just let go and turn their attention to the moment again, to play again, to explore and have fun again. They are living in the moment. They are not ashamed of the past; they are not worried about the future. Little children express what they feel, and they are not afraid to love. The happiest moments in our lives are when we are playing just like children, when we are singing and dancing, when we are exploring and creating just for fun. It is wonderful when we behave like a child because this is the normal human mind, the normal human tendency. As children, we are innocent and it is natural for us to express love.” The Mastery of Love -Don Miguel Ruiz ••• ••• ••• #selfie #olympuscamera #olympusomd #olympusinspired #getolympus #microfournerds #luckywelivehawaii #beautifuldayinhawaiinei #earthpix #artofvisuals #landscape_captures #landscapephotography #pixel_ig #venturehawaii #hawaiiunchained #ragehawaii #glimpseofhawaii #alohaoutdoors #alohabones #ig_oahu

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We watched for over an hour as the sky and clouds moved. Eventually the colors baked into the clouds and this is what was of today’s sunset. Good send off ya Darcy? • ••• #sunset #hawaii #cloudporn #olympuscamera #olympusomd #olympusinspired #getolympus #microfournerds #luckywelivehawaii #beautifuldayinhawaiinei #earthpix #artofvisuals #landscape_captures #landscapephotography #pixel_ig #venturehawaii #hawaiiunchained #ragehawaii #glimpseofhawaii #alohaoutdoors #alohabones #ig_oahu

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Missing my favorite city in Japan, Kyoto. I love how the city blends historic/traditional Japan with the modern Japan. It’s so cool to see all the old castles and temples in a modern city. I definitely want to go back soon with a fresh new perspective on life. #flashbackfriday #japan #motherland #sakura #temples #canon # Kyoto

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Doesn’t get any better than this! 4 person simul with Andrew sitting front row shooting away. That’s me cheesin’ in front of the camera while Cory next to me is getting water boarded! 😁 • ••• ••• 📸: @andrewagcaoili #waterfallwednesday #mauinokaoi #808canyons #luckywelivehawaii #beautifuldayinhawaiinei #earthpix #artofvisuals #landscape_captures #landscapephotography #pixel_ig #venturehawaii #hawaiiunchained #ragehawaii #glimpseofhawaii #alohaoutdoors #alohabones

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Waiakeakua falls were beautiful today. Thankful for old friends and new friends joining me on a hike, in a very special place, Waiakeakua stream. This is one of my favorite places be. It clears my head and helps me rinse the stress away every time. Waiakeakua translates to “water of the gods.” Taken from Ulukau: “Kāne and Kanaloa, after making Puna-hou spring, came to this pool. A goddess, Kāmehaʻikana — alternate name for Haumea — flirted with them. Her servant tried to stop her and was turned to stone. Kāne left his footprint on the stone at the pond’s edge.” ••• ••• #olympuscamera #olympusomd #olympusinspired #getolympus #microfournerds #luckywelivehawaii #beautifuldayinhawaiinei #earthpix #artofvisuals #landscape_captures #landscapephotography #pixel_ig #venturehawaii #hawaiiunchained #ragehawaii #glimpseofhawaii #alohaoutdoors #alohabones #ig_oahu

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An unnamed falls that most people call Waipuilani sit on the west flank of Kōnāhuanui. Today we ventured into the wetness of the rain to see how these falls were flowing. They were definitely going and we were elated to see them flowing with some power. This is the second time I’ve been to the base of these falls and I noticed that there is a cave that sits in between these two falls. I did a little digging, asking my friend what he might know about caves and the lore around Moʻo. The Moʻo (serpentine/lizard) dwell in these caves that are near pools of water. These Moʻo would some times abduct or kill humans that would enter into their areas. There are also other caves that Hawaiians buried their aliʻi in as well. I do not enter these caves for these reasons. Show respect to these places and enjoy its beauty but don’t overstep your boundaries because you might never know what could get you 😳. ••• ••• #moolelo #waterfall #cave #moo #olympuscamera #olympusomd #olympusinspired #getolympus #microfournerds #luckywelivehawaii #beautifuldayinhawaiinei #earthpix #artofvisuals #landscape_captures #landscapephotography #pixel_ig #venturehawaii #hawaiiunchained #ragehawaii #glimpseofhawaii #alohaoutdoors #alohabones #ig_oahu

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The Pow! Wow! Artist burning that night time oil and getting their murals down during the evening hours. It’s so cool to see the progression of their visions come to life on the walls! Thanks to all the artist that took the time to talk with me a bit about their art! ••• ••• ••• #powwowhawaii #mural #art #long_exposure #olympuscamera #olympusomd #olympusinspired #getolympus #microfournerds #luckywelivehawaii #beautifuldayinhawaiinei #earthpix #artofvisuals #landscape_captures #landscapephotography #pixel_ig #venturehawaii #hawaiiunchained #ragehawaii #glimpseofhawaii #alohaoutdoors #alohabones #ig_oahu

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Isn’t my love for waterfalls obvious? Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Just know that if you don’t have that significant other you are loved by someone. Reach out to a friend and wish them a Happy Vday if they are lonely! Love you all! ••• ••• #waterfallwednesday #kauaiaswhy #waterfall #olympuscamera #olympusomd #olympusinspired #getolympus #microfournerds #luckywelivehawaii #beautifuldayinhawaiinei #earthpix #artofvisuals #landscape_captures #landscapephotography #pixel_ig #venturehawaii #hawaiiunchained #ragehawaii #glimpseofhawaii #alohaoutdoors #alohabones

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I could have watched this all night last night but food and art were calling. It was so dope to see break dancing up close! @hnlnightmarket was hoppin last night! Looking forward to more art from the @powwowworldwide ••• #powwowworldwide #powwowhawaii #hnlnightmarket #ourkakaako #breakdance #art #hiphop #olympuscamera #olympusomd #olympusinspired #getolympus #microfournerds #luckywelivehawaii #beautifuldayinhawaiinei #venturehawaii #hawaiiunchained #ragehawaii #glimpseofhawaii #alohaoutdoors #alohabones #ig_oahu

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The weekends here! Get out and explore but practice leave no trace (LNT). Also be respectful to culturally sensitive site such as this one... do not deface, walk, and climb on structures. ••• ••• ••• #olympuscamera #olympusomd #olympusinspired #getolympus #microfournerds #luckywelivehawaii #beautifuldayinhawaiinei #earthpix #artofvisuals #landscape_captures #landscapephotography #pixel_ig #venturehawaii #hawaiiunchained #ragehawaii #glimpseofhawaii #alohaoutdoors #alohabones #ig_oahu

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