Published: March 22nd 2009March 21st 2009
Doesn't it sound hardcore? Well, it wasn't so bad... We're alive... and so is the four year old kid we also saw clambering over the cliffs, so no need to worry!
The pictures speak for themselves, so we'll let them do most of the talking...
To sum it up: it was 25 miles (40kms) of cliff-side hiking through dense jungle, over sheer, rocky cliffs, and to a semi-permanent "hippie-colony" where naked people let it alllll hang out - a great hike, spread over four days.
We were a little worried about it - The Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali coast - seeing its 9/10 Sierra Club difficulty ratings, and words used to described it including: treacherous, challenging, grueling, "one mis-step could be your last" etc - but it was not nearly as worrisome as we had thought. I wouldn't go running down the trail at night in a drunken stupor, but then I wouldn't think that would a great idea on your average sidewalk either.
The scenery was absolutely spectacularly breath-taking and the hot, (HOT!) humid temperatures made it a real jungle experience. Awesome!
We're leaving Hawaii on the 26th!! FIVE MORE DAYS!!! We'll
be flying through Honolulu to Phoenix, back to the RV park to visit with Mike's grandparents... who coincidentally happen to be driving home to Alberta at the end of the month - and we'll be coming home with them! The company of Mike's Oma and Opa has been one of the highlights of the trip - and we can't wait to spend a few more days with them - especially if they let us stay in the garden shed!
You can surely expect another "concluding thoughts" blog, as I'm sure we won't be able to resist trying to somewhat eloquently answer the inevitable question: "So... what did you learn?"
See you all soon!
There are more photos below