If you recall, we’ve previously tried to do hike Ka’ena Point twice. Once from the west side and once from the north side. The west side was the second hike we ever attempted in Hawaii and we did not go far. While at the time we thought we were in a half mile of finishing, we were not. We probably only went 1.5 miles down so this time around, as we walked the west side, we had an entire mile of unseen landscape.
This time around, both Piglet and Blueberry were walking. Mac was in the ergo and I carried our snacks and juice. We started the hike early but locals are not joking when they say this part of the island is the hottest and the driest. We saw a few rain clouds but seemed to only chase them away as we walked. The hike itself is very easy, except for the sun. It’s flat and the kids were able to walk along. I knew at the end there are some old bunkers along with the albatross nests so we promised the kids snacks and juice at the halfway and that seemed to keep them going.
We told the kids to look out for a fence because I had read that it was at the point and sure enough we found it. But there is a huge drop off on the west side to get to the fence and getting to the point meant scaling the wall. We decided not to do that. I think from the north side, you’re able to just walk but I am not sure. Either way, we made it to the “end” and enjoyed a juice break before heading back to the car.
I am super proud of the kids for finishing it. They walked the entire time! Towards the end, Piglet wanted to take his shoes off because he usually just wears flip flops and the sneakers were hurting his feet but he stuck to it and we made it back to the car in one piece. Well, we lost Mac’s binkie but that’s a small loss. 😉