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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 ›

The Simple Joy of Running in the Rain (Waterfalls Ahead)

“Rainy days are for long trail runs,” I tell my coworkers.  Most of them give me funny looks.  “No really, running in the rain is freaking awesome!,” I say.  They roll their eyes and ignore me.  They don’t understand.  Why, after all would you go out and get all wet and cold? I love running… Read More ›

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