So in the first week of August, my mother and I plan to visit Kauai – we’re splitting our vacation between a South and North shore stay – since it will be easy to drive everywhere this way.
We would like to do a MODERATE hike. Our hiking history (small list LOL):
1- Easy Hike – in Alaska Mendelhall Glacier
2- Moderate Hike – I can’t remember – it was Costa Rica
3- Strenuous Hike – Mt Liamuiga – St Kitts. This is called a strenuous hike oO… personally I have no idea how to rate these… but we did go up almost 2000 feet elevation in 2.5 miles (yes it was the “shortest” distance… but our ****s got handed to us and then some… lots of trees, stones, big rocks etc). We made it though!!! The views… OMG absolutely worth every bit of sweat.
Me = Will be 30 in Kauai… don’t work out but I’m stubborn and that keeps me going
Mother = 57 year old 112 pound lady (small lady… works out on occasion)
I should mention, we have NEVER hiked WITHOUT a guide… always afraid to get lost… some trails just aren’t defined as much. Also my mom is a worry freak (when she’s driving I use all my willpower not to pull my hair out… needless to say I’m driving in Kauai).
So what we’re looking for is a moderate hike (don’t want to stress ourselves too much). We hope the views are the end would be beautiful – you know as a “rewarding experience”. I read the Ultimate Kauai Guidebook… The ones that seem to stand out were “Po’Omau Canyon Ditch Trail” and “Honopu Ridge”… I don’t know how long these are… how long they take or nothing.
So my question is… based on all I’ve said… what hikes do you suggest? Also are there any companies you recommend that provide hikes (in case we take another guided hike).