Tuesday, January 20

Hiking Kauai

Sunday afternoon I convinced the hubby to  hike the Kuilau Trail with me.  It's a pleasant hike thru beautiful shrubbery, vines and trees. The hike begins at 500 ft. elevation and at the 1.25 mile you've climbed to 1140 ft. The round trip adventure was 3.5 miles. The path was an old fire road and now it used by hikers, bikers and equestrians.   

My Hubby 
 Hard to read, but the writing on this "shed" states that if you find a hunting dog in the forest please leave them here and the hunters will be back to get them.  There are a lot of pig hunters here, one needs to be careful out on the trails.
 The view looking back toward the city of Lihue
 A peek of the Makaleha Ridge from the picnic area on the Kuilau Trail
 Bridge that was constructed in 1976 to enable horses to cross the stream to reach the Moalepe Trail.
We will explore the Moalepe Trail another time.
 Wild Berry
 The Fauna
 A look to the south from the picnic area
 The anvil-shaped Makaleha Ridge
 The tall trees lining the trail
 A delightful day with one exception....I dropped my camera and smashed the monitor. It's toast, as it's one of those cameras that just has the large LCD viewer on the back. It will still take photos, in facts all these shots are from that camera but, you have no idea what's you're photographing nor can you adjust the settings.
Monday it was back to the beach....
for sun, surf and sand.


  1. Ma loved Kauai when she visited years ago! She cannot remember where they went hiking but she did hike. The island is just beautiful...and seeing your photos...she wishes she could go back once again!

  2. How often do hunters go through there? I'd be kind of worried?

    Monty and Harlow

  3. gorgeous photos, handsome hubby, stunning views. you have it all

  4. Mom said thank you for making her day with all your photos and posts
    Lily & Edward

  5. Ugh! Mom would be devastated if she dropped her camera, but we all know that day will come eventually. You still got some nice photos for "blind" shooting.

  6. Now that's my idea of a good place to hike, not too harsh or dangerous but a good work out! Love the views and the flora and fauna, bummer about your camera though.

  7. It doesn't look like you were too affected by the VOG. It was pretty thick for several days on Maui.

  8. Beautiful scenery! We are looking forward to spring so we can get back on the trials and back to the beaches. Sure, we could go to the beach now but there is too much snow : )

  9. What a wonderful photo tour. Stunning scenery! I remember one of the locals telling us about the pig hunters, who actually are helping the ecosystem because the wild pigs are so destructive.

  10. Ron sure look good on the surf board. I'm ready for a lesson from him when ever we made it back to Kauai. The kids still talking about you guys sometime.


Thanks for dropping by...I would love to hear what you think of our adventures, so please feel free to add a comment.