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Reports from Kauai- Hiking Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon, on Kauai’s Northwest was one of the great joys and great frustrations of our trip.  The scope of it was totally unexpected, and we needed at least one more full day to explore and hike the area.  Waimea Canyon truly lives up to its nickname “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”  Koke’e State… Read More ›

Reports from Kauai- Hiking the Okolehao Trail (advanced version)

The traditional ‘Okolehao trail is a nice hike in the jungle that is featured in many guidebooks.  The trail is an access road (to service the powerlines that run across the ridge) for the first three quarters of a mile.  After passing under the powerlines the access road becomes a trail and becomes more interesting… Read More ›

Reports from Kauai- Hiking the Na Pali Coast (Kalalau Trail)

The Na Pali Coast (Kalalau Trail), on Kauai’s North Shore is widely considered to be one of the world’s top hikes (at least in the magazines).  It is also Hawaii’s most popular hike.  During our week long trip, we made two trips out the Kalalau Trail, to each of its noted waterfalls, Hanakapi’ai and Hanakoa… Read More ›

Reports from Kauai- SUP surfing on the Garden Island

Our trip to Kauai was primarily for SUP surfing and trail running/hiking.  Since we normally surf in cold water (50F), the warm water was a dream. On the first morning we paddled out under a giant rainbow that spanned the length of Hanalei Bay, a good sign indeed. I’m a lousy surf photographer, but did… Read More ›

KauaiSux! Reports from the garden island- Part 1

We spent an epic week on Kauai’s North shore, surfing, running, hiking, and trying to avoid the standard tourist stuff.  When I booked the trip last October, we figured we would be tired of skiing by mid-March and ready for surfing in warm weather.  2012 turned out to be a lousy winter for snow, but… Read More ›

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