The West Side of Kauai

Written for Makanacharters.com West Side – Gateway to Kauai’s Natural Wonders When visiting Kauai, Every travel guide and friendly recommendation you come across will tell you that the top 3 can’t-miss things to do on the island are: 1. Na Pali Coast 2. Waimea Canyon drive 3.Polihale beach (especially for Sunset) To get to all of […]

Check These Walls Off Your Climbing List [Outside Magazine]

Originally published in Outside Magazine Check These Walls Off Your Climbing List You can’t truly understand the sport until you bag a few of the best routes around—and, surprise, they aren’t in your local gym By: Steve Andrews Apr 10, 2015 3SHARES Our picks cover climbers of all skill levels and types.    Photo: vernonwiley/iStock […]

The Hike to Hanakapiai: An Intro to Kauai’s Napali Coast

A Perfect Intro to the Na Pali Coast The famed Na Pali coast of Kauai is a region unlike anywhere in the world. Massive peaks protrude out of the sea creating a razor-edged horizon that can sometimes look like another world. There is everything you’d expect in a tropical island getaway (despite the fact that, […]

Kauai: The Garden Island – Get Your Bearings

Exploring Kauai Many people have probably seen images of Kauai but did not realize it. In movies, it has represented the faraway jungles of Vietnam in Tropic Thunder,  the prehistoric playground of Jurassic Park, and countless other movies. Very rarely does it depict itself. Most locals are happy with this fact. If Kauai ever became something like what its […]

What NOT To Do In An Avalanche: Learning From Other’s Mistakes

The Luckiest Avalanche Victim On Earth The other day I saw an unsolicited post catch my eye as the headline had me curious: “Warning: Do Not Ski Off Trail”. Since anyone who knows ANYTHING about snow sliding knows that going off-trail is where the magic happens, I was curious why people would warn such nonsense.  It […]