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Serendipity Strikes at Manoa Falls

I can feel the heaviness of the air as I begin my walk toward Manoa Falls. No longer gas, it's solid and thick like a shake. Beads of sweat have begun to form on the small of my back, which is hidden (thankfully) by my camera bag. The group behind me is dawdling. I am waiting for no one.

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Paradise in the Pacific: Hiking Oahu's Diamond Head

It had been more than two days since I left the East Coast — all 15 hours of plane flights and 8 hours of recuperating on the beach— and I needed some exercise. Both to build up a suitable beach body and as a safeguard against the thousands of calories I'd planned to cram down my gullet while exploring the Aloha State.

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One Word for Our Cerro Chato Hike: Epic

The three of us - Matt, Andrew and I - are ankle-deep in thick brown mud doing a kind of awkward Flamenco around tree trunks and lifted roots, arms raised and steps heavy. Our breaths resemble the labored gasps of a marathon runner. My glutes are searing. My pits are stained. And it seems like the steep uphill climb will go on for eternity.

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