OK, so technically this isn't a selfie, but dammit, this is me and my pal Carolyn on top of Koko Head Crater and we were so happy to have made it to the top!
This is the trail head, there are about 1050 "steps" to the top. In reality, it's wayWayWAY more steps than that...
...because each "step" is a railroad tie from the old military train tracks up to the summit and requires two or more actual strides to traverse. Some
sadistic bastard helpful person marked them out in sets of hundreds.
It's amazing how high up you are at the finish, You're so busy climbing over the ties, scaling the bridge (with nothing underneath it!), and clambering up the 50-degree incline at the end that you lose track of how far up you've gone.
It was a phenomenal hike, and I'd do it again in a minute. Well, honestly, make that two hours...that's how long it took us to get up and down again. There was one quite elderly gentleman who did two round trips in the time it took us to go once...he was a monster! Evidently I have some endurance work to do...
XX Sheebie XX
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