Kauai

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Bruised, blistered, and sore all over today, as Howard and I took a tough hike along the Napali coastline on the Kalalau trail. While most folks stop at Hanakapai’ai Beach and return from there (4 miles round-trip), we ventured on to the Hanakapai’ai Falls (8 miles round-trip). It took 8 hours, and was brutal at parts. While Howard made it to the falls, I ultimately stopped about 1/4 mile short, as I just wasn’t willing to ford one more river with slippery rocks  with my legs as tight and stiff as they were at that point.

Here are some shots from the trail:

 

View of the wild Napali coast from the trail

View of the wild Napali coast from the trail

On the trail with the bro

On the trail with the bro

Here I am marveling at the coast below

Here I am marveling at the coast below

View of waterfall from afar

View of waterfall from afar

Howard enjoying the falls

Howard enjoying the falls

Cairn perfectly balanced

Cairn perfectly balanced

Cairns at the Hanakapai'ai Beach

Cairns at the Hanakapai’ai Beach

Today we go on a helicopter ride over the island, much of it unreachable by road. Hoping to get a good view of Waimea Canyon from above.

 

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