The Focus of the Tour

The focus of the website is shifting to include all Extreme Hiking on Kauai, including Waialeale(Kawaikini), the Alakai Plateau, canyons and canyoneering, the Na Pali Coast, Blue Hole, and the valleys and ridges of Kauai. And to open a debate on how to best preserve Kauai’s fantastic wilderness and wildlife. To continue the current makeshift, laissez-faire course that so mostly managed the steady decline of Kauai’s wilderness or to establish a Kauai Wilderness National Park.
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Two hazardous descents(not recommended of course), giving access to the Na Pali Coast and upper Koaie Gorge. Milolii Death Wish Descent and death wish junior, Koaie Root Trail.
Evolution of the Waialeale Trail. History and evolution of the Waialeale Trail from the first Haole Ascent to the new Kauai Watershed Alliance fenceline. Many maps!
Kauai Hiking Adventures Only guide approved by Waialeale.org. If it’s on Kaua’i, Scott can get you there.
Kids Tag Kawaikini! When you’re my age, most folks are kids. This is the only account I’ve encountered of a woman reaching Kawaikini! Congrats to Margot and Sean. Flickr Photos
ADCF Doh! Mom always warned me that someday I’d break my fool neck. Only took 64 years but she was right!
Blowing in the Wind! First Known Father/Daughter Ascent by Joe the Plumber and Kid!
Gang of Four. An expanded, illustrated “Five Days to Kawaikini.” Mo’ excellent. Sixteen pages!
October, 2008, The Alakai Great Circle Route by Joe the Plumber!
February22/23, 2008, “Loki’s Excellent Adventure” or “Kawaikini Goes to the Dogs!” contributed by Steven Souza.
Flash! On December 24, 2007, Bob Burd dayhiked Kawaikini (Waialeale) in 17 hours. Excellent maps, much improved route. And if you scroll down and click on “More…trip report” you’ll find an ascent of Haupu, a view from the cave at the end of the Blue Hole (aka “Waialeale Crater” to the geologically challenged.)
January 2008, Waialeale.Org trio summit Kawaikini, find improved route used by Burd and earlier party.
Hihimanu, a fantastic but hazardous ridge dayhike.