KAUAI, Hawaii // After getting permits for the Napali Coast State Park a few months in advance, we flew to Kauai to hike the famous Kalalau Trail. The trail is completely isolated and there is no access by car. It is along the coast and is one of the most beautiful and most difficult hikes we have ever done. It is 11 miles from the trailhead to the beach where you can camp, then 11 miles back, making the total 22 miles.
Upon arriving on Kauai we had a few basic supplies and spent the first day renting a cooking stove and mattress pads, as well as grocery shopping for our 3 days on the trail. We arrived at the trailhead the next day and started the trek at 8:13am. We stopped very little the whole way, and arrived at the waterfall / beach camping spot at 4:23pm. The isolation and difficulty made this a truly memorable experience, and certainly lived up to the expectations we had.
Coming next // We fly to Asia, starting in southern Thailand to rock climb in Railay and Tonsai.