Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Look UP Look DOWN Skywatch

I'm linking up over here today and Look Up, Look Down challenge hosted by Travel With Intent.


This picture was taken from the plane on our first trip to Hawaii in 1995. Diamond Head  is a  broad, saucer-shaped crater formed about 300,000 years ago during a single, explosive eruption that sent ash and fine particles in the air. As these materials settled, they cemented together into a rock called tuff, creating the crater, and which is visible from the trail in the park. Most of the vegetation and birds were introduced in the late 1800s to early 1900s.




These photos were taken in 2005 when we decided to climb Diamond Head. And what a steamy, sticky, steep climb that was!!!



The unique profile of Diamond Head (Le'ahi) sits prominently near the eastern edge of Waikiki's coastline. Hawaii's most recognized landmark is known for its historic hiking trail, stunning coastal views, and military history. Diamond Head State Monument encompasses over 475 acres, including the interior and outer slopes of the crater.






 But the views were great!











9 comments:

  1. That looks like a lot of climbing but the view at the end would be worth it. Those views are spectacular.

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  2. The climb to the top was well worth the view. Just gorgeous. Happy Sunday!

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  3. I lived on Oahu for four summers when I was in college. Never took the Diamond Head walk. You make it look tempting!

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  4. Wow! Fantastic photos of a memorable climb. Agree the views are superb!

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  5. Love these photos.

    We're going to Hawaii tomorrow and I so can't wait.

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  6. waouhh j'adore tes paysages, ils sont superbes, surtout la premiere photo

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  7. Your photos tell a great story. The views at the end of it all are just wonderful. Thanks for linking to the Up Down Challenge.

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  8. marvelous sky shots of Hawaii ~ one of my favorite places ~ Great post for SWF ~ Happy Weekend ~

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. Spectacular!! I've made this hike twice, and it's wonderful. Somewhere in my photo files of have many of the same shots. Thanks for the great memories!

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