Running Guides and Trips

Trips
Modified KoleKole Pass
by artlaflamme on Feb 13, 2012
Wahiawa, Hawaii, United States
Running | 9.0 miles
What do you do when KoleKole is closed at the skeep range / KR-5?  Well, you don't run the last mile to the saddle and the pass, that's for sure.  Punch the barrier, turn around, and run the 1 mile back down to the EFMC site on the left / north side of the road.  You can't miss it -- it looks like an EIB training site, just not lethal.  Once there,...
The Great Aloha Run
by artlaflamme on Feb 20, 2012
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Running | 8.2 miles
The route for the Great Aloha Run
Up Kolekole Pass
by artlaflamme on Feb 08, 2012
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, United States
Running | 8.8 miles
A run up the road on Schofield Barracks, to the gate at the top of KoleKole Pass.
I love the big trees Photo
Grass at Watts Field Photo
Grass at Watts Field Photo
Grass at Watts Field Photo
Schofield Big Loop
by artlaflamme on Oct 22, 2010
Wahiawa, Hawaii, United States
Running | 15.8 miles
Nursing a sore Achille's tendon, I made a rare daytime run around Schofield Battacks, Oahu, HI, on what I loving refer to as The Big Loop.  Starting at Richardson Pool, adjacent to the Division Headquarters for the 25th Infantry Division, I ran past the Nehelani Club to Lyman Road.  From there, I ran to the Lyman Gate, then the main / Foote gate, before heading to the McNair / back gate.  From...
Driving out in the morning.jpg Photo
Catching the early light.jpg Photo
Up the switchbacks.jpg Photo
Onto the ridge itself.jpg Photo
Kuli`ou`ou Ridge Trail
by artlaflamme on Sep 05, 2010
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Running | 6.0 miles
The Kuli`ou`ou Ridge Trail is a 2.25 mile trail that rises almost 1800 feet, before peaking on the spine of the Ko`olau Ridge.  It’s a tough run, for it is steep, but it is very run-able and offers a great reward in the form of spectacular views.  The locals say that you’re suppose to run to the top, come back down to the picnic table, and then run back to the top...
Shark's Cove Photo
Along the bike path Photo
Near some expensive houses Photo
Plenty of shade Photo
Shark's Cove to RFF Opana
by artlaflamme on May 01, 2010
Pupukea, Hawaii, United States
Running | 11.6 miles
A quick 11.6 mile run across the North Shore, from Shark's Cove to the entrance to the old radar site.  
Starting up the Hugh Norris Trail Photo
Flowers along the Hugh Norris Trail Photo
Saguaro on the Hugh Norris Trail Photo
Looking up the many, many stairs of the Hugh Norris Trail Photo
Saguaro National Park‎ - West
by artlaflamme on Apr 18, 2010
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Running | 6.4 miles
I did a quick 6.5 mile run up the Hugh Norris Trail to its intersection with the Sendero Esperanza Trail, and then down the Dobe Wash Trail and back to the car.  My and my Garmin 305 and my iPod, on a pair of well-worn Nikes on a cool morning.  Good times.
Bunker to Camp Timberline
by artlaflamme on Jan 17, 2010
Akupu, Hawaii, United States
Running | 0.9 miles
I paid the $5 and ran the trails of Camp Timberline.  Too short, too steep.  The run from the bunker back down to the camp, though, was pretty good.  More like a somewhat controlled crash landing.
Church sign Photo
Old highway Photo
A view through the trees Photo
Across the valley Photo
Running Oahu: Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden to Maunawili Connection Trail
by artlaflamme on Dec 31, 2009
Pū‘ōhala Village, Hawaii, United States
Running | 15.0 miles
You know, a funny thing happened on the way to the Pali Lookout -- I ran into a trail.  I had planned to run this morning, from the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden over to the old Pali Highway.  I was hoping to find out how it connected to the portion that runs up to the Pali Lookout -- that seemed like a good run, both for distance and for challenge.  Everything was going...
Palehua Solar Observatory Photo
Lonely Road Photo
More lonely road Photo
Looking South Photo
Running Oahu: Palehua Solar Observatory
by artlaflamme on Dec 27, 2009
Makakilo City, Hawaii, United States
Running | 8.0 miles
I was looking to run to the Palehua Solar Observatory, up the ridge from Makakilo City.  I parked on Kikaha Street, near where it ends at Umena Street.  I opted to make the run on a Sunday morning, though I would have been served better with an earlier start, as it got warn just as soon as the sun rose.  The run up Palehua Road is uneventful.  Only a few places where...
20 in Eugene
by artlaflamme on Nov 22, 2009
Eugene, Oregon, United States
Running | 20 miles
In the closing weeks of my training for the Honolulu Marathon in 2009, travel took me to Track Town USA for a week.  This is the 20 mile route I mapped out and ran -- nice easy run, relatively flat, mostly paved but some portions of Pre's Trail.