We are planning to hike the Kilalau trail in late January; one night camping.
I've made some research but still confused. Since it's so dangerous to leave once's car at the trailhead parking lot I consider staying at Hale Ho'o Maha B&B which is the closest (2.7 miles) affordable accommodation. BTW I wonder if they'll let us leave our car provided we are going to stay there again on our way back. Hence I'm also hoping to store our luggage with them.
Anyway this leaves us with 2.7 miles extra hiking... I don't feel comfortable hitchhiking, taxi costs a fortune. What should we do?
And here's the other even more interesting thing: getting back.
I've read that some people leave their cars overnight at the trail head making sure they're unlocked and all the valuables are taken.
Would you suggest that? If so, maybe there's no need in staying at Ho'o Maha B&B and we could look for something in Hanalei.
I'm terrified of Leptospirosis. Purification tablets, katadyn, steripen and boiling altogether don't make me less nervous about it.
Is there a slightest possibility I could carry all the bottled water I need on me? That is will the reasonable quantity I'll manage to carry suffice?