11 Mistakes to avoid when hiking the Kalalau Trail Aug 09, 2021

Completing the Kalalau Trail is no easy feat. So you want to be prepared, bring the right gear, and make good decisions. And yet, more often than not, people make mistakes that get them into varying degrees of trouble.  

Here are the top blunders:

Underestimating the Trail

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Water Treatment Jul 19, 2021

With water sources being relatively frequent on the Kalalau Trail (see my earlier post), staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water should be easy. And the water looks pretty clean, so it shouldn’t be a problem drinking it, right? In fact, there are quite a few folks who claim...

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Water Management Jul 14, 2021

The Kalalau Trail, with its 11+ miles, is obviously long, and given the temperatures, you can expect to sweat a fair bit. This brings up the question of how to approach the water situation, so you can be sure to stay hydrated and not run out. 

Many mainland trails require the hiker to bring...

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