“The very basic core of man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.”– Chris McCandless
Being someone who loves adventuring outdoors, I’m always looking for a new discoveries and grand views. Since my best friend was coming to visit me, I knew I had to add this place to our bucket list.
As you drive to the top of the mountain there are lengthy vines hanging from the trees, and light rays shining through creating a golden hue on the trees.
There’s a few ways to reach this spot, but we decided to take the easy hiking trail up. Going up the trail, we encountered amazing views of Waikiki and Diamond Head. We were encased between a cascade of bamboo trees whistling in the breeze.
Will she do it?
I know there are many places to get amazing views of Oahu, but what I love about this one is the short trek to get there. As much as I’ll pretend to love hiking for a few hours, I really do it just for the reward it brings in the end.
We finally made it to the top, but before we went up the tower, we decided to go off on a side trail which offers a different perspective of the Ko’olau Range and radio tower.
After capturing some great content, we headed decided to climb the tower for sunset.
“Tayyyyy.” I forgot to mention Savannah is low key afraid of heights. For a split second, she was about to back out. Thankfully, I was able to talk her through it and we made it up in time for sunset.
Always worth it
The view at the top is always breathtaking and leaves you speechless. It was a clear day as well, so you could see the Ko’olau Mountain Ranges perfectly in the background.
Savannah felt the climb was worth it in the end which I was happy about. The golden light rays from the sun gave the most perfect lighting for us to capture some photos.
Overall, I say this sunset mission was a success, and for a small amount of work, we enjoyed a full panoramic view of Oahu.
Comment if you would climb this tower! Be sure to check out our previous trip here: Sunflower Fields