Red-Tailed Tropicbird Nesting Season

Red-Tailed Tropicbird Nesting Season

For the past several months I having been hiking along the rugged Ka Iwi Coast of East Oʻahu to look for red-tailed tropicbirds or koaʻe ʻula during nesting season. When I saw my first baby chicks in March my curiousity peaked and I decided to return nearly...
Koko Crater Rim

Koko Crater Rim

We climbed up the Arch at Koko Crater, scrambled around the circumference of the rim to the crater summit, and descended to the foot of the cone along the ocean to loop back where we started. One of the cool things about Kohelepelepe or Koko Crater is that one side of...
Clearing the Wailau Trail in East Molokai

Clearing the Wailau Trail in East Molokai

We cleared the historic Wailau Trail that starts near Pūkoʻo on the southeast side of Molokai, climbs to the Kamakou summit ridge, and drops down into Wailau Valley on the remote northern coast of the island. I was so anxious to start clearing the Wailau Trail —...
Kawaʻaloa Bay in Moʻomomi Preserve

Kawaʻaloa Bay in Moʻomomi Preserve

On the first day of our Molokai adventure, we went to Kawaʻaloa Bay in Moʻomomi Preserve to remove invasive weeds from some of the largest sand dunes in the Hawaiian Islands. I rounded up 18 hikers for 3 days of hiking, weeding, and trail clearing on Molokai. Our...
Kaunala-ʻEhukai Trail

Kaunala-ʻEhukai Trail

I joined the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club (HTMC) for the unveiling of the new Kaunala-ʻEhukai Trail in the recently created Pupukea-Paumalu State Park Reserve on the North Shore of Oʻahu. Thanks to the North Shore Community Land Trust and its partners — the...

Ka’ena Point from Mokuleia in the Rainy Season

I hiked to Ka’ena Point along the Mokuleia Coast to see the native plants and animals that live on the western-most tip of O’ahu. Passing a series of coves and tide pools to reach the Natural Area Reserve, I came to the predator-free fence being built to...