Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Highlights from the Kalalau Trail

Hi peeps! Today, I thought I'd do a quick share of some pics from our hike we did on Monday. Michael and I have done this hike the 4 out of 5 times we've been to Kauai and it always has a way of kicking our butts, but the view throughout is amazing. It's the start of the Kalalau trail that takes you to a beach, and then to a waterfall, which comes out to an 8 mile out-and-back route. The one time we didn't do it was on our last trip a couple years ago, where we did a different hike with my bro, which was slightly tougher (as in, there was a point where I thought we were gonna fall off the cliff!) and longer, but had equally breathtaking views of the NaPali coast. In either case, as hard as the hikes were, the payoff was definitely worth it! Here's a picture of Michael and I - still looking fresh and energized after probably .25 miles into our hike!
Since most of the hike wraps around the NaPali coast, the hike is super scenic. Here we are with Michael's sister, Erin and boyfriend Kyle.
We made it to the beach! This is 2 miles into the hike!
What a pretty little beach, huh!
After 2 more miles, this is the breathtaking waterfall we reach.
Michael and my father-in-law had fun swimming and exploring under the falls. Erin and Kyle made it into the water, too.
After 8 miles and 7 hrs later, here are my in-laws at the finish. Triumphant!

That's all for today - hope you all have a great one!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures!
It looks as if you are having an excellent vacation and getting in a pretty good workout on top of it!
Take care!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Oh, Rose what gorgeous pictures. I can tell you had a lovely time!! What beautiful memories!

Aimee said...

Wow, looks like you're having a blast! Then you'll be home for a bit and heading off to Utah...too cool! :) Maybe you'll find stamping inspiration in the beautiful colors and nature that surrounds you.

Dawn said...

Looks like you are having a blast! Aren't those Hawaiian sunsets the best?

Ann said...

So happy for you! I love Hawaii!!