Friday, July 18, 2008

The Diamond Head trail to the top

These are the 99 steps we climbed up and then back down on our way to the top of Diamond Head. The bottom of these steps are right after you exit the long tunnel.
99 Steps at Diamond Head
Originally uploaded by targeteer2k.

The "hike" to the top of Diamond Head is only 3/4 of a mile but it's all uphill with a couple tunnels and a bunch of stairs. After exiting the first tunnel which is dimly lit and has a damp rustly handrail (my hands and right side of my shorts became rust red) you look to the left and see a nice spot to rest or snap a few photos then turn to the right see the 99 steps that leed to the next tunnel and these steps are steep. After this climb the top is near with just a short tunnel and a spiral staircase.

I took this photo of the steps on our way down.

2 comments:

Ted Hu said...

hey richie, long time no im chat - great blog btw :) i've a blogspot one too but it's been a while http://rationalecon.blogspot.com
ta,
.ted hu

Richard Lillis said...

Hey Ted!

Thanks for stopping bye.

Richard