This is a steep, rugged section of land at the end of the road on the north shore of Kauai. I hiked in 2 miles to Hanakapiai Beach and it was tough! This is a mother of a trail, steep and slippery in parts. When I got to the beach, the surf was (sorry to use the word) awesome. 15’+ shore break. Anyone in the water would be more or less instantly killed, if not by the bonecruncher waves, by the rocky (no sand this time of year) shore.
A few observations:
1. There were just too many people on the trail.
2. I couldn’t believe how many overweight people were making this trek.
3. There were also runners — running no less.
At left, part of the trail going up…
This day’s adventure to be continued…