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Cave Time?

Paying a visit to a sea cave is one of the highlights of any kayak session. This kind of adventure is generally limited to the summer months as the winter storm forces that created the cave in the first place are certainly to be avoided and care is always needed. On Oahu, the cave on […]

Ko’olaus Calling!

     A hiker pauses on the KST on a spectacular clear day.                                      Endemic Hawaiian vegetation rules!                   Central Koʻolaus: Peering over the edge down the windward side. For […]

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 […]

Charge People for Rescue?

In the Star Advertiser for Monday 5/19/2014, there was a piece regarding “Hot, Thirsty Hikers” who were rescued from Oahu trails. In particular, a party of eighteen hiking the Mañana trail called for help, and 11 members were airlifted out even though there were no injuries. Having written on this subject in the past (Caldwell, […]

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 […]

Ohulehule Forest Conservancy

Waikane is undergoing a gradual transformation thanks to Paul Zweng and his corps of enthusiastic volunteers. The goal? Removing invasives and reintroducing endemic forest plants and trees. Owner of 1443 acres that he remarkably was able to purchase for the “price of a home in Kahala”, Paul’s task of eliminating strawberry guava, albizia, and other […]