This is an FYI. Giving you proper time to plan ahead for this event. Hiking permits are absolutely mandatory. Park Rangers check hiker's valid permits during departure. Only 50 permits are granted each day, so its crucial you obtain it before end of January. Spring and Summer are most popular months. Exact dates and times will be announced in January 2017.
I will schedule an overnight backpacking event to Haleakala Paliku campground about three weeks before event to try out your camping equipment and test your physical fitness for this strenuous hike.
You may check the link below for images and info on the hike from June 2014. Just a note: The plan was altered as we hiked to Kalalau on day 1 and stayed there for two nights.
**Aloha! A spectacular, rugged trail both equally beautiful and brutal, along the valleys of Kauai's famed Na Pali Coast, we venture past hidden waterfalls, wild desolate beaches and fantastic scenery.
We will meet at Ke'e State Beach Park in north shore Kauai to begin our 3 day and 2 night camping trek across the famous Kalalau trail. Please do your own research. Transportation, hotel accommodations before and after the hike and When you depart is entirely at your discretion. We are only planning the hiking portion of this event. Any other sites you visit and your length of stay in Kauai is again, entirely up to you. This is a one time backpacking event. Clear your schedules.
DISCLAIMER NOTICE: RELEASE OF LIABILITY.
The Organizers are volunteers, we are not paid hiking guides. Each person who participates accept responsibility for making their own determination and for their own safety, conduct and well being; recognizes that possible hazards when attending outdoor activities and agrees to participate solely at their own risk.
Remember the golden rule of hiking: Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.