We started to see nice views at we climbed higher.
It was surprisingly hot inside of the crater, because there were none
of the usual Hawaiian ocean breezes inside of it. Being encircled
360 degrees by hills cut off all winds, and heat just
built up in there under a hot tropical sun.

Some of the trail consisted of lots of steps. Here are the views from the top of the Diamond Head crater.  Here's the coastal lighthouse. A little further west we see residences in the hills and the start of apartment buildings. Looking west we see a nice view of Waikiki. Bill and Larry from atop the crater.
Looking down into the Diamond Head crater. We begin our climb back down.  Watch your step, Bill. Looking down the circular stairway. The view from the top of the steps as we descend the crater.
We begin our drive around the island of Oahu in a counter-clockwise direction. - The southeast part of the island has lots of lava rock.

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