The vast majority of the people who kayak the Wailua River are there to hike to the least-secret Secret Falls we know. Being ourselves, we couldn’t limit our activities to the things on the beaten path.
We don’t know who put up the rope swing, but we’ll bet it wasn’t a tourist. Tourists just don’t carry around enough rope. Nor are they very motivated to leave behind something fun for the next person. Read more
This is an excellent, fairly easy hike and it surprised us that we waited so long to discover it. The hike is mostly shady except for one section and there are several easy stream crossings that only require stepping across rocks. This a great family hike. Read more
The Altadena Crest Trail is not very well known, which makes it a great place to hike, mostly free of mountain bikers or horses. The trail winds through excellent chaparral in the low foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
It has steep sections and switchbacks to climb out of the small canyons but the views at each outside turn make it work the minor effort. Read more
Despite our crazy adventures in California, we’ve never ventured into the sparsely populated area north of Los Angeles and between the 101 and 5 Freeways.
We are usually in a hurry to get somewhere and that keeps us from taking the scenic byways that are truly remarkable. Read more