Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The view from the top of Diamond Head crater is spectacular. You can see all of Honolulu which spans from the beaches of Waikiki into the basin of the mountains separating the east and west sides of the island.
This was my second trip up to the top of Diamond Head. And unfortunately, I ran into an overcast sky. But the view from the top was still tremendous. As well the adventure to get to the top is quite exhilarating. The path to the top is only about 3/4 of a mile with a change of 550 feet but the elavation changes come quickly in the form of steep concrete steps and spiralling staircases. But once you make it to the top, you are rewarded with the best view of the island.