Kamaileunu in the Clouds

Kamaileunu in the Clouds

I joined the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club (HTMC) to climb to the top of Kamaileunu – the massive ridge that descends from Mount Kaala and separates the valleys of Waianae and Makaha. While only a 7-mile round trip, the hike starts at sea level and climbs 3,210...
Sinkholes of Kalaeloa

Sinkholes of Kalaeloa

I explored the kiawe forests of Kalaeloa — the former Barber’s Point Naval Air Station — to investigate the innumerable sinkholes in the limestone that were once home to rare native land snails.  Limestone, the remnants of coral reefs when the sea...
Part 7 – Ephemeral Rock Garden at Kalalau

Part 7 – Ephemeral Rock Garden at Kalalau

While exploring the large expanse of sand at Kalalau Beach this year, we stumbled upon a striking display of ephemeral art in a sea cave next to Honopu which exists only during the summer months at Kalalau. During the summer season, ocean currents deposit a large...