on May 14, 2007
On our first morning on Oahu we took advantage of the 3 hour time difference and woke up early to hike Diamond Head before sunrise.I looked up the sunrise schedule before we got to Hawaii and we made sure to give ourselves enough time to hike to the top before the sunrise. The hike was not too difficult (we rarely hike) but there were a lot of stairs! The trail is paved and there are handrails were the stairs are.The very top was already crowded when we got up there, but we were able to see the sun come up over some other islands. There was a guided tour group and we stopped to listen for a few minutes to the guide talk about the views from the top.Definitely take a water bottle with you. It was warm and it took a ton of energy climbing up all the stairs. I would highly suggest doing this hike just before dawn. It isn't too dark and you can take a flashlight if you go especially early. The surrounding area is beautiful and you'll see birds and the local plant life.
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