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Week In-stagram Review Hiking in Kauai

12 Comments 28 February 2014

Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am real time – then on Friday I will post some of my Instagram photos from the current week. Some weeks I may be traveling somewhere exotic, and some weeks it may be less interesting – but it will give you a peek into my life of perpetual motion.

I enjoyed my last week in Kauai to the fullest – by hiking!  There are so many great trails in Kauai – but with all of the recent rain I really had to pick and choose carefully as the state of the trails were pretty grim.  But thanks to the help of a few new local friends I met on the island – they directed me to some safe ones AND they also helped me with my photography!  The owners from Kauai Adventure Photography Workshops took me out into the dense Kauai trails and caves to get some amazing shots.  We mainly focused on DSLR photography, but we also did work on phone photography too.  Patrick even introduced me to a great photo editing app for the Android – SnapSeed (Android version & iTunes version).  I’m loving it and using it now on my Instagram shots!

Sadly this week my 4 weeks in Hawaii came to an end and I flew back to NYC and was greeted by snow.  I’m having a real hard time adjusting to the change and am missing the Garden Isle and my muddy hiking terribly.  But never fear – I’m not in NYC for long and soon will be heading to warmer climates again for more adventure and more Instagram photos.  But until then – enjoy some of my Instagram shots of the Kauai hiking I did this week!

Hoopii trail kauai

Got a little muddy today but was totally worth it. Hiking out to a waterfall photo shoot on Hoopii Trail with Kauai Adventure Photography!

Hoopii Falls Kauai

Me photographing Hoopii Falls. The hike was a bit messy to get there but worth it. We hiked it back in the dark!

Cave Kauai

Hiking into a colorful cave. The mosquitos loved me there! This cave is found on the North Shore.

Wai Koa loop trail kauai

Stone Dam Lookout on the 5 mile Wai Koa Loop Trail. A great little spot to stop and have lunch.

muddy hiking Kauai

Got a little muddy today on the Wai Koa loop trail!


Nounou Mountain Trail Kauai

Nounou Mountain Trail East (Sleeping Giant Trail). Loved these super tall pine trees on our hike. They utilized them to make masts for sailing ships yrs ago. I adore how Hawaii surprises me all the time with unexpected terrain like this!




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12 Comments so far

  1. The Hawaiian pine trees look very different from our pine trees in northern California. Fun hike! Fun pics! What a trip!

    • Sherry says:

      Nancy – I was amazed at the variety of trees in Kauai! And not many palm trees it seemed – but maybe that’s because I spent more time hiking than on the beach!

  2. Angela says:

    I bought a hiking trail book from Borders for Kauai when they were going out of business. I would love to use it and hike explore Hawaii! Your pictures are tempting me to go soon!

    • Sherry says:

      Go, go, go! It’s a great winter get away! I still can hardly believe how green and lush everything was…it was definitely easy on the eyes!

  3. Jen says:

    I love Snapseed! It does wonders to some of my iPhone photos. Your shots are great, I especially love the the one of the pine trees.

  4. Dan says:

    Wow everything you could want on a hike!

  5. Perfect hike. One cannot wish for much more. Amazing results… wonderful pics.

  6. Taylor says:

    While I didn’t get to do any hiking when I went to Kauai, I did get to see the Napali Coast Line, making it my favorite island out of all the ones I visited. I love using snapseed! It really makes it easy for editing photos from your phone.

  7. What a beautiful trip. The North Shore cave looks amazing. It all does. Thanks for sharing.

  8. TOHOTA says:

    I would love to visit such a beautiful place, which is so close to the mother nature.

  9. Kadri says:

    Looks like a perfect hike you had, and pictures are great as well. :)

  10. Maary says:

    Nice Post! Thanks For Sharing.

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I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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