Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Hiking the Hawaiian Islands veteran hiker Suzanne Swedo offers the absolute best hikes on the islands. Each featured trail is perfect for the Hawaii resident and visitor hard-pressed to find outdoor activities close to home. Every chapter includes up-to-date hike specs, a brief hike description, directional cues, and a detailed map.
Suzanne Swedo, director of W.I.L.D., has backpacked the mountains of every continent. She has led groups into the wilderness for more than thirty years and teaches wilderness survival and natural sciences for individuals, schools, universities, museums, and organizations such as the Yosemite Conservancy and the Sierra Club. She is author of Best Easy Day Hikes Yosemite National Park, Hiking Yosemite, Hiking California’s Golden Trout Wilderness, and Adventure Travel Tips, all FalconGuides. She lectures and consults about backpacking, botany, and survival on radio and television, as well as in print. While she lives in Los Angeles, California, she has been leading hiking groups in Hawai’i for more than twenty-five years.