Wedge-tailed Shearwaters at Mokoliʻi

Wedge-tailed Shearwaters at Mokoliʻi

We went to Mokoliʻi — Chinaman’s Hat — to see Wedge-tailed Shearwaters and enjoy panoramic views of Kāneʻohe Bay. About 14 of us met at Kualoa Beach Park early in the morning to swim to Mokoliʻi.  Mokoliʻi is the 12.5 acre islet just offshore from...
Godek-Kulanaʻahane Loop

Godek-Kulanaʻahane Loop

I climbed up the Godek-Jaskulski Trail to the summit, scrambled along the spine of the Koʻolau Mountains, and descended the Kulanaʻahane Trail to loop back where I started. When August Smith and Duc Ong told me of their plans to circumnavigate Moanalua Valley I was...
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...
Mo`o Kapu O Haloa Circuit

Mo`o Kapu O Haloa Circuit

I joined the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club (HTMC) for a Saturday hike around Mo`o Kapu O Haloa — the massive ridge connected to Ohulehule that descends from the Ko`olau Mountains and divides the windward districts of Koolaupoko and Koolauloa. The fluted...
Thurston Lava Tube and HTMC

Thurston Lava Tube and HTMC

I joined 10 friends from the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club (HTMC) for 3 days of hiking in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Puna Coast of the Big Island.  Our plan was to backpack the wilderness area to the campsites at Keauhou and Halape.  But since the sun...