Pololū to Honokāne Nui on the Kohala Coast

Pololū to Honokāne Nui on the Kohala Coast

We hiked the Kohala Ditch Trail from Pololū to Honokāne Nui in the Kohala Mountains of the Big Island. The windward stream valleys of the Kohala Mountains are remote and difficult to access.  With no road along the stretch of coast from Pololū to Waipiʻo — a...
Mamalahoa Trail on the Kona Coast

Mamalahoa Trail on the Kona Coast

We hiked sections of the Mamalahoa or King’s Trail to see unspoiled beaches and anchialine ponds along on the Kona Coast of the Big Island. My hiking buddies for this part of the trip were Pete Morton, who lives on the Big Island, and Chase Norton, who flew in...
Coral Tide Pools at Miloliʻi

Coral Tide Pools at Miloliʻi

One of my favorite places to visit on the Big Island is a series of tidepools at Miloliʻi where the last remaining Hawaiian fishing village remains. Located 33 miles south of Kailua-Kona, the fishing village of Miloliʻi existed for generations prior to Western...
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...
Schofield-Waikane Hike

Schofield-Waikane Hike

I lead the Schofield-Waikane hike for HTMC which overlooks the very back of Kahana Valley and the peaks on the Koʻolauloa Coast of windward Oʻahu. I did this hike twice — once for trail clearing and another time leading the public hike.  On the trail...
Red-Footed Boobies at Makapuʻu

Red-Footed Boobies at Makapuʻu

For the past several weeks I have been looking for red-footed booby birds at Makapuʻu along the Koʻolaupoko Coast of windward Oʻahu. I love to hike to Makapuʻu to see sweeping views of Makapuʻu Bay, Waimanalo, and the offshore islets of Mānana and Kāohikaipu.  It...