The Bus dropped us off in a parking lot outside of Diamond Head and the driver pointed out where we were to cross the road and start the journey upwards to reach the entrance to Diamond Head. We walked about 3/4 of a mile or maybe a mile to the entrance (all up hill), and the view was already something to behold.
|Starting up to the entrance of the state park|
|Almost to the entrance...|
|We made it to the entrance!|
|Isn't this flower gorgeous?!?|
|Our view as we hiked upwards|
|The first round of stairs, then a tunnel, then some more stairs...|
|The view from the top!|
|If you look at the trees, you can see how windy it was (the breeze felt wonderful)|
|So sweaty (why Ryan doesn't look like it, I have no idea, lucky man!)|
Once we got back down to the visitor's center, we stopped off at the food truck and Ryan bought us a strawberry & pineapple shave ice. It was refreshing and cold and basically was gone by the time we finished walking to the stop where The Bus was going to pick us back up. We were fortunate that The Bus had just arrived and we didn't have to wait at all, AND our transfer passes were still valid (our original driver had given us 4 hour passes instead of 2 hour passes) so we didn't have to pay for the return ride back to Waikiki (score for us, our goal for being frugal continued!).