While we were visiting Oahu we spent one hot morning hiking Kaena Point. Kaena Point is the westernmost tip of Oahu and a fantastic spot to get away from the crowds of Waikiki and watch the sunset. Last time, we hiked this trail twice, once from each entrance point, but this time we just did it once during the day.
Jasper, an avid hiker, was going strong in the beginning, but once the heat of the day set in he quickly started to loose his momentum. Us Seattleites are not used to the heat, let alone hiking in it for more than a couple days a year. If you go to Kaena Point might I suggest bringing a hat and more food and water than you anticipate needing.
We appreciated each and every tree which provided shade, but ultimately Daddy's shoulders or Mommy's back are always a good option for a break.
When you don't want sand on your feet after dipping your toes in the water, it is a good thing you have a Dad who will carry you through the sandy parts. I have never seen a man love his child more fiercely than this guy.
The gorgeous colors and sweeping views of Kaena Point are what enticed us to come back.
Where there are rocks Jasper will find a way to throw them.
It was a hot morning hike, but we survived and have the memories and photographs to prove it.