Hiking the Kalalau Trail on Kauai Island
I went online to obtain my permit and was surprised to see it booked up solid for 6 months. I bought one for September 30, 2017 and made my travel plans.
Airfare and hotel booked, I boarded a plane for the long flight. I landed, got off the plane and found myself in an open air airport right on the ocean and immediately felt relaxed. Jumped into my rental car and headed for the trailhead to scope it out since my hotel check-in was a few hours away.
I immediately loved the little island, there was no crowding, no tall buildings and lots of greenery, ocean views and wide open spaces. Bliss.
I headed out to the Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. I was not disappointed.
The big day was tomorrow, so I headed back to my room to pack up my gear and get some rest.