Lanilili – A fun and muddy hike to a peak on Maui

The view north from Lanilili

While scanning the map of Maui, I was struggling to see where I could hike to a peak. There’s Haleakala, which is a drive-up peak, and there’s Pu’u Kukui, where you have to know someone in order to get access. I wanted it to be reasonable hike, as I was on vacation, so I found […]

The Sleeping Giant – A long short hike on Kauai

Sleeping Giant from the road

Sleeping Giant (Nonou) Elevation: 1,281′ Mileage: 2 (I went 6) Each state that I visit has its own flavor, but Hawaii truly is unique among our states. While still in the United States, it has its own culture and scenery. And, of course, I squeezed a hike in. I’ve been to Maui, the Big Island, […]

Mount Ka’ala – A Slippery Climb to the Highest Point on Oahu, Hawaii

Makua Keaau Ridge from Ka'ala Ridge Trail

Mount Ka’ala Elevation Gain/Loss: 3,500’/3,500′ Miles: 7.2 Miles Round-trip Peak Elevation: 4,025′ While on a family trip to Oahu, I couldn’t help but wonder what it was like to really hike in Hawaii. I did some research and found out that the tallest peak on Oahu is Mount Ka’ala. I also found out that the […]