username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Sleeping Giant East
6 Photosets

2019-03-19  
2017-12-17  
2017-04-23  
2016-10-22  
2016-10-22  
2013-01-20  
mini location map2016-10-22
13 by photographer avatarJohn9L
photographer avatar
 
Sleeping Giant EastKauai, HI
Kauai, HI
Hiking avatar Oct 22 2016
John9L
Hiking3.90 Miles 1,445 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   1 Hour   42 Mns   2.41 mph
1,445 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners partners
chumley
On our final day in Kauai, Chumley and I headed over to Sleeping Giant for a quick hike. We arrived at the parking area around 8am and started the hike up. The trail is in great condition and makes numerous switchbacks as you gain elevation. We made good time and took a variety of pics. There are a few easy scrambles near the top and we topped out to enjoy the views.

Once up top we took a short break on the true summit. I followed a spur trail down a hundred feet or so to a nice viewpoint. Chumley and I then headed over to the north lookout. There is some mild exposure but not a big deal. We took a few pics and then dropped down a bit and followed a spur trail to a few windows that lead to epic views of Kapaa and the Pacific Ocean.

From there we started our descent and flew down. This was a really nice hike and was the perfect way to end our trip. We went back to our hotel and hung out till evening and then headed over to the airport where we caught a red eye back to Phoenix.
_____________________
1 archive
HAZ Member
John9L's
257 Photosets

  2017-09-06
  2017-09-06
  2017-09-05
  2017-07-26
  2017-07-24
  2017-07-20
  2017-07-03
  2017-06-30
  2017-05-20
  2017-04-22
  2017-03-24
  2017-03-03
  2017-03-03
  2016-12-04
  2016-11-11
  2016-10-29
  2016-10-22
  2016-10-21
  2016-10-20
  2016-10-16
1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6 ... 13  
help comment issue

end of page marker