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    Member Since April 2019

    Ed Cable

    Līhuʻe, Kauai, Hawaii 

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    Ed Cable saved Simpson-Reed Trail

    3 months ago

    Ed Cable completed Simpson-Reed Trail

    3 months ago

    Ed Cable completed Stout Memorial Grove Trail

    3 months ago

    Ed Cable completed Fairy Pools

    3 months ago

    Ed Cable completed The Quiraing Circuit

    3 months ago

    Ed Cable reviewed Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain) East Trail

    3 months ago

    I would echo all the other comments here as this a nice hike of sufficient duration with great views and some shade along the way as well as a stunning payoff at the end. We hiked on a dry day so conditions were perfect. Based on reading some other reviews and blog posts I had some skepticism about going past the false summit at the picnic table to the head. For any doubters, I would recommend going that final ten minutes as it's not too dicey as the path is quite wide despite exposure on both sides. The payoff and best views really are once you get to the head. One major piece of advice I'd give is not to stop at the "chin" but actually continue to the "forehead" where the summit marker is. While you can get that Instagram worthy shot from the chin, you get some great 360° panoramic views from the summit marker and you can capture some photos that really put where you are in context by seeing the chin and those on it out in the distance. So heed my advice and don't stop at the chin. Trail conditions are fine and you won't regret it!

    Ed Cable reviewed Pihea Trail to Alakai Swamp

    3 months ago

    We hiked this trail about a week ago and luckily the trail was dry and not muddy. Under the conditions we hiked it in, I would definitely just say it's a moderate hike - the uphill parts through the roots and boulders have plenty of convenient "footholds", the sections of incline are gradual and interspersed throughout, and the section on the boardwalk/planks is pretty well-maintained. There is no unavoidable exposure for those fearful of heights and the trail is easy to follow apart from one spot edger the sign is a little worn in the first half mile where you should go right rather than straight. I would highly recommend this trail as it's strenuous enough to get your blood pumping but not torturous like some nearby hikes. You have beautiful views and diverse scenery throughout the hike as some of the forest and swamp sections are otherworldly. Despite it being foggy and misty at the end and not being able see the Hanalei Vista, luckily on our way back the fog cleared and we could see the breathtaking Napali coast. In dry conditions we easily did this in four hours with stops for photos.

    Ed Cable completed Pihea Trail to Alakai Swamp

    3 months ago

    Ed Cable completed Hideaway Beach Trail

    3 months ago