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...
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...
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 —...

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...