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Paperback: $17.99
ISBN-13: 9780824817855
Published: April 1996

The Backpackers Guide to Hawai‘i

  • About the Book
  • This book will take you where few people go—to active volcanoes, lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, secluded beaches, and windswept ridges and sea cliffs. Written in the same style and format as the successful The Hikers Guide to Oahu, this detailed, fully illustrated guide highlights ten of the best backpacking trips on the Big Island, Kaua‘i, Maui, and O‘ahu. Even those with years of experience hiking in the islands will find The Backpackers Guide full of useful information. Additional notes on the plants, birds, geology, history, and legends of each area make this volume Hawai‘i’s most complete backpacking guide.

  • Contributors
    • Stuart M. Ball, Jr., has been hiking in Hawai‘i for more than thirty years. He is a hike coordinator for the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club and the author of The Hikers Guide to the Hawaiian Islands, The Hikers Guide to O‘ahu, Native Paths to Volunteer Trails: Hiking and Trail Building on O‘ahu, and The Backpackers Guide to Hawaii. Retired from the Bank of Hawaii, he holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Stanford University.
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • Ball can get you just about anywhere you want to go ... [His] trail descriptions and instructions are ... sensible and detailed.
      Honolulu Weekly
    • Included in each trip is helpful planning information, including directions for driving to the trail head, a step-by-step route description, length of trip, elevation gain and loss, and level of difficulty.... Detailed topographic maps show the route and are keyed to the trip description.... Specific and detailed directions are given for nearly every step, providing a sense of much-needed security for those hikers taking their first steps in Hawaii.
      Honolulu Star-Bulletin