Bill and Nancy traveled to Kauai with friends, Terry and Bev. One of the highlights of the trip was a 2-day hike on the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali Coast. Following is Nancy’s Journal of the hike.
One quiet evening, four slightly over-the-hill friends talked about places we wanted to see before age completely claimed us. First on Bev’s list was backpacking on the famous Kalalau Trail in Kauai. The Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast is the ultimate hike and known around the world. Without even realizing it, we got out our calendars and blocked out some time in May (2004) for our backpacking adventure.
Bev dreamed of hiking the Kalalau Trail for twenty years. Terry, her husband, shared her dream. My husband, Bill, was the cautious one and had his concerns. To me, their dream was a nightmare. I didn’t even know about the Kalalau Trail until I studied the guidebooks and read the descriptions: DIFFICULT! STRENUOUS! CHALLENGING!