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Summer kayaking

With summer days here, itʻs a great time to jump on your kayak and visit your favorite Oahu spots. Want company (and you should always try and go with someone else), check out the schedule put together by the Hui Waʻa Kaukahi Kayak Club here on Oahu. The windward side of the island has plenty […]

Gear for 2014 Part Two

Outside magazine has both annual winter and summer buyer’s guides. Summer 2014 covers a lot more ground than the Backpacker version as you might expect. Cycling, running, and water sports get more coverage plus there is a separate section for women participants in all these activities! So what jumped out at me looking through these […]

Gear for 2014 Part One

Besides online reviews, I like two print resources for annual updates of what’s new for hiking and kayaking gear. Of course, it’s not all applicable to Hawaii but many of us take mainland trips as well. In my case having grown up hiking and backpacking in California’s Sierras ( )before coming to the islands, I’ve always […]

Hawaii magazine outdoors issue

Check out the June 2014 issue of Hawaii magazine for some scoop on some favorite hiking trails and especially a photo feature on three days in Waimanu Valley, one of my highlight trips as well. See some photos from a very memorable visit there in the Big Island section of Adventurer’s Hawai’i. I remember it […]