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Green jagged mountains of the Ko'olaus on O'ahu from the Moanalua Valley Trail
Hawai'i Hiking

Moanalua Valley Trail: “Legal” Way To Stairway to Heaven Hike

Moanalua Valley Trail is gaining popularity as it offers a “legal” route to the top of the iconic Stairway to Heaven Trail on O’ahu. While Moanalua Valley Trail doesn’t actually have hikers traversing the metal stairs, it does lead hikers up the backside of the ridge with unobstructed views of the stairway and the east …

Green mountains of the Koolau Mountain Range on Oahu.
Hawai'i Hiking

How to Summit Oahu’s “K2 and K1” via the Kalawahine Trail

Pu’u Konahuanui Peak Trail on O’ahu, more commonly referred to as “K2” and “K1” is one of the most beautiful trails on the island. The trail traverses hikers along the Kalawahine Trail to the Pauoa Flats Trail before merging onto the final summit trail. Hikers finish the trail standing atop Konahuanui Peak, the tallest peak …

The second a third peak on the Olomana Trail with the Ko'olau Mountain Range in the background
Hawai'i Hiking

Complete Guide to Hiking Olomana Trail (Three Peaks) on O’ahu

Olomana Trail, more commonly referred to as Three Peaks, is one of the most popular and talked about trails on O’ahu.  The trail is rugged, unique, and challenging. Hikers brave enough to traverse the three peaks are rewarded with 360 degrees views of the east side and a hiking experience to write home about.  It’s …

A green tent set up near Perfection Lake on the Enchantments Trail
Gear Hiking

Down vs. Synthetic Sleeping Bags: Things to Consider Before Buying

Shopping for outdoor gear for your next adventure is fun. There’s nothing like bringing home a new item to try out on your next trip. However, when it comes to understanding all of the technical specs, features, and overall outdoor gear lingo, it’s easy to get intimidated. Choosing between a down vs. synthetic sleeping bag …

Girl standing back to the camera overlooking the ocean with a mountain in the background from Hanauma Bay Ridge Trail
Hawai'i Hiking

Hanauma Bay Ridge Hike: Everything You Need to Know

Hanauma Bay is most known for being a beautiful snorkeling spot on O’ahu. While snorkeling here is absolutely a bucket list-worthy stop, venturing onto the Hanauma Bay Ridge hike is where the real magic lies. The Hanauma Bay Ridge hike is a great option for anyone looking to do a good-for-the-whole-family trail that over-delivers on …

Red rocks glowing orange and red from the sun off of Wilson Mountain Trail near Sedona
Arizona Hiking

Sedona Itinerary for Hikers: How to Spend 3 Adventurous Days Exploring Sedona

Sedona is the kind of place that draws you back, time and time again. I’ve never been much of a repeater when it comes to travel destinations but there’s just something about Sedona that makes you want to keep coming back for more. I created this 3-day Sedona itinerary with avid hikers like myself in …