Category: < 3 Miles

Hiking Kalepa Ridge in Kauai

Kalepa Ridge

This hike begins from Kalalau Lookout in Koke’e State Park where you get a view into the heart of the Kalalau Valley. It looks familiar, you say? Kalalau Valley is one of the most photographed valleys in all of Hawaii. It’s been used as the backdrop for countless films including “King Kong” (the original) and

Continue reading

Sunset Watching at Kelso Dunes

After we visited the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah back in 2017, I was hooked! Sand dunes are so cool, and it’s a fun place to explore with your dog. This winter, we headed to another sand dune park that is closer to home. During our recent road trip to the Mojave National Preserve,

Continue reading

Mojave Desert Lava Tube

Mojave Desert Lava Tube is one of the popular destinations in the Mojave National Preserve. This short easy hike is family friendly. It begins at the dirt parking lot off Aiken Mine Rd. Although this hike is rated easy based on the distance and elevation gain, it has a few challenges worth mentioning. The first challenge is

Continue reading

Hiking to Ho’opi’i Falls

Po'opi'i Falls

When I vacationed in Kauai a few months back, I made sure we explored a few trails. It’s my 3rd trip to this paradise and so far, I didn’t have to repeat any hikes. In fact, my hiking wishlist grows after each trip. There is plenty of beautiful trails to explore on the Garden Island

Continue reading