June 5, 2018

ActioNet Families take Hawaii Group Hike

ActioNeters and their families enjoying the hike, the nice weather, and the good company

By Gary M.

Last weekend, the ActioNeters in Hawaii who are a part of the Defense Programs Business Unit (DPBU) took some time to meet up for our first group hike!Trailhead for the Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail in Hawaii

 The trailhead for the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail

Living in Hawaii, we have access to some of the most beautiful hiking trails and views in the world so why not take advantage of that?ActioNet Employees Enjoy Hike up the Makapu'u Trail

ActioNeters waiting to begin the hike

The chosen trail was the 3 mile (out and back) Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail. It’s a nice stroll up on the East Side of Oahu that gives you many different panoramic views. Some notable places and things you can see from the trail are whales breaching (when in season), Koko Crater, Mount Olomana, Makapu’u Lighthouse and Makapu’u Beach down below, and Lanikai Beach. Sometimes you can also see the neighboring island of Molokai when the skies are clear.

ActioNeters take photos of Hawaii's Overlook of Makapu'u Lookout and Lighthouse

(Left) Looking North from the Makapu’u Lookout Point (Right) The Makapu’u Lighthouse from the top of the Lookout Point

The weather was absolutely perfect! It was hot with plenty of sun and the trade winds were roaring to keep us cool. Everyone did awesome and we all had a great time! It was the perfect way to encourage a healthy lifestyle while also building on employee relationships and we are already looking into planning our next group hike!

As John Muir  says, “The mountains are calling and I must go.

Check out more photos from the hike: