While contemplating whether to forge ahead or turn back, we hear noises and realize it’s the people from the open air Jeep. Lo and behold, an older man and an even older woman come hiking along from the opposite direction. We make polite conversation and ask about the remaining trail, and find out that there is one point that has only ropes to help you traverse a rock wall (hm, totally not mentioned in the Kauai Revealed book) and we also discover that this woman is 82 years old and hiked further than we were able to! I had to ask her secret (aerobics!), and then we made one more attempt to make it to the falls so we weren’t shown up by an octogenarian (albeit a very likable one).
That one was definitely out of our league, so one day while exploring the island we attempted to find something that was more suitable to our minimal hiking experience (we live in the urban jungle of NYC). The Kauai Revealed book talked about a nice trail that led to the famous of Fantasy Island fame, but it was supposedly unmarked and therefore unknown to most tourists (and discouraged by officials). All we had to do was count 100 meters backwards from the guardrail by the falls and there would be an unmarked but well-traveled opening. After a bit of searching, we found the spot that would seem most obvious, mainly identified by – what else – an .
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I can see why. The books are incredibly detailed with lots of great recommendations (even reviews for places the anonymous writers don’t care for). Even locals treat this as a bible of sorts. One person I met in Kauai said he spent the last four years trying to complete every activity mentioned in “The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed,” and he’s still not done.