“Wired Hikers” — Hawaiian Airlines Hiking Video

I’m featured as one of four hiking bloggers in “Wired Hikers”, a video produced for Hawaiian Airlines by Brad Watanabe of Berad Studios.  The video is of our hike on the Poamoho Trail and delves into the passions of 4 hiking bloggers — David...
Kawiwi to Wai‘anae Kai

Kawiwi to Wai‘anae Kai

We ascended a spur on Kamaileunu Ridge to the summit of Kawiwi, traversed along the spine towards Mount Ka‘ala and descended the Wai‘anae Kai Trail to loop back where we started. Kawiwi  is the 2,957 foot peak on Kamaileunu Ridge — the ridge that divides Wai‘anae from...
Native Damselflies and Tree Snails in Olowalu Valley

Native Damselflies and Tree Snails in Olowalu Valley

We hiked to the very back of Olowalu Valley in the West Maui mountains to look for native damselflies and tree snails. At 5,788 feet elevation, the summit of the West Maui mountains — Puʻu Kukui — receives incredibly high rainfall — about 32 feet per...
Waikane to Waiāhole Uka

Waikane to Waiāhole Uka

We climbed the Waikane Trail to Puʻu Kaaumakua, hiked the Koʻolau Summit Trail to Waiāhole Uka and descended into Waiāhole Valley. Pete Clines, August Smith, Cory Yap, Reanne Solomon, and I met at the Hygenic Store in Kahaluʻu before proceeding to the South Fork of...
ʻŌhiʻa Cloud Forest at Puʻu Kahuauli

ʻŌhiʻa Cloud Forest at Puʻu Kahuauli

I joined the trail clearing crew of the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club (HTMC) to clear the Bowman Trail that leads to the ʻōhiʻa cloud forest at the summit of Kahuauli. The Bowman Trail was built by the US Army in 1919 under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel...