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Mar 8, 2011 - Kauai - Day 27 - 30- Na Pali Coast
Day 27 (Mar 5) - Woke up to sunshine so we decided this was our chance to climb Na Pali Coast and try to get in at least a 4 mile hike (8mile round trip) before it starts to rain again. The hike was actually very steep in places, a lot of rocks and slick from the recent rain we've had. However we were able to get only 2 miles in(to the river mouth that normally you would cross to start another 2 mile hike into the falls)due to the rise in the water level. The river was raging with all the rain water and it was very deep in places. This was...Jump to full entry
Oct 14, 2006 - are we having fun yet?
Until well into the 1900's Hawaii was ruled by a royal family. There are still many remnants of their times including palaces and summer homes scattered around the islands. The Hawaiians are even more proud of and loyal to their royals as the British are to theirs. Perhaps the fact that they're not around anymore has something to do with it - absence makes the heart grow fonder. In 1871 Queen Emma journeyed through the Kalalau Valley. As she and her retinue traveled they composed chants and created hulas. To commemorate this journey Kauai...Jump to full entry
Nov 7, 2005 - Kaua'i's Grand Canyon
Driving up to Koke'e State Park with Craig, my expert source on Kaua'i's trails, we pass a truck on the two-lane Kaumuali'i Highway. As both a local and the state official in charge of trails on state forest-reserve land, he seems to know everyone. "That was Robinson," he says, "the guy who owns this cane land." He points to the fields around us. "Is he related to the Robinsons who own Ni'ihau?" I ask, referring to the privately owned island off Kaua'i's coast, where only native Hawaiians are allowed to live. "He owns it, with his brother,"...Jump to full entry