Another weekend slowly evaporates

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Clouds and mist turn red-orange as the sun goes down on another weekend while a few wisps of vapor seem to resist and try to hang on just a little longer.

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Diamond Head hike, an old favorite

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Yeah, it’s on the tourist selfie map.

It used to be free, and not nearly as crowded.

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Kapiolani Park and Waikiki on a pretty clear day.

But the hike to the top of Diamond Head is still a lot of fun if you know what to expect and can deal with it.  The views are awesome, but I really have to be in the mood.

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It’s a lot like the Tokyo subway sometimes.
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Yeah, it’s that crowded.
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Inside the crater.
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View from a recent flight.  The peak is on the right side of the crater.
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You can just make out the old bunkers at the peak.  Sure miss surfing those waves below!
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Koko Head in the distance, from Diamond Head peak.

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Diamond Head lighthouse.

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Rain creeping down from the Koʻolaus.
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Decent map shows you what you’re in for.