Finding Are Hjørungnes

Finding Are Hjørungnes

I joined the May 21 search for Are Hjørungnes who had been missing for one week after failing to return from a trail run with H.U.R.T. (Hawaii Ultra Racing Team) on the Kealia Trail above Dillingham Air Field in Mokuleia. Although H.U.R.T. does 100 mile races doing...
Returning from Halape

Returning from Halape

During our two night stay at Halape, we swam in coves along the shore and explored brackish pools along the coast before backpacking out at first light on the third and final day. The view from our campsite on the Kaʻu Coast of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park was...
‘Ihi‘ihilauakea

‘Ihi‘ihilauakea

I hiked to Koko Head and Makapu‘u along the Ka Iwi Coast of East O‘ahu to see ‘ihi‘ihilauakea, an endangered fern endemic to Hawai‘i that comes to life during ho‘oilo — the rainy season. ‘Ihi‘ihilauakea or villous water clover (Marsilea vilosa) is a rare native...
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...