Friday, December 11, 2009

Koko Head Tracks

Furlough Friday and no one can hike. Wanting to get a good workout I opted for Koko Head Tracks. In my opinion Koko Head isn’t really a hike, but it is popular and frequently used by locals so I knew it would be safe to do alone. I parked near the baseball fields at Koko Head Regional Park and got to the tracks by walking along the cement path pass the dugouts. 
From the base, I couldn't help but take a deep breath as I looked up at the old railroad. I knew it was going to be a killer quad workout. After some intense 20 minutes, and a lot of huffing and puffing I reached the top. As I took a quick break I scoped out the descent. I’ve heard about people running down the tracks but I wasn’t taking any chances. With my record of grace, I knew one trip or slip meant tumbling down hundreds of steps. Surprisingly I made it down in one piece in a little over 10 minutes. 

A pretty good workout indeed, but I still won’t consider Koko Head a hike.
Hopefully next furlough someone will be off so I can go on a real hike...

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