Among my group of trailblazing buddies, we use entirely minimalist shoes for hiking and climbing, which has enabled us to eat many trail miles with relative ease. Look at all of that mud! "Look at those weird-looking shoes." I commonly hear this comment in my daily life while donning one of my favorite pairs of … Continue reading The minimalist shoe movement: what you might want to know
Impromptu trail sculpture guy says, "Don't bonk", While hiking, you're deeply engrossed with telling friends a juicy story, aren't paying attention to what's ahead of you and bonk your head on a low-lying branch. Ouch. While that encompasses bonking your head, that's not the kind of bonking that athletes refer to. The kind of bonk … Continue reading “Bonking” is painful, and isn’t about hitting your head
Here, I'm climbing the second Pali Notch. Myself atop the second Pali Notch. Today, due to the many fatalities there, I recommend that nobody climb the Notches. Pali Notches hike is known as one of the most extreme, dangerous climbs on the island of Oahu. There, I’ve cheated certain death many times. It's famous for … Continue reading Losing Freddie Patricio leaves a void in Oahu’s Hiking and Climbing community
One of O'ahu's most highly regarded climbers died last week. Freddie Patricio fell while rapelling a waterfall, something he did all the time, on May 17, 2018. As a friend and fellow avid hiker, his death rocked me. In honor of Freddie, the Hawaiian Spiderman, Author of iPositive: Being Positive & Staying Positive, I'm reflecting … Continue reading Climber, Author of iPositive and friend Freddie Patricio dies, but he left a message
Thanks for joining me! After a long, life-threatening illness, my life persective changed for the better. I shed the toxicity in my life. This blog is about my new journey.