Hikers Guide to O'ahu

Hikers Guide to O'ahu

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by Stuart M. Ball
     
 

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Whether you are an experienced or novice hiker, you will benefit from the information in this guide. The author describes in detail 50 trails that will take you to Oahu's lush valleys, spectacular waterfalls, and windswept ridges. Although several trails included in the previous edition have been reclassified here as "closed" because of restricted access or…  See more details below

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Whether you are an experienced or novice hiker, you will benefit from the information in this guide. The author describes in detail 50 trails that will take you to Oahu's lush valleys, spectacular waterfalls, and windswept ridges. Although several trails included in the previous edition have been reclassified here as "closed" because of restricted access or hazardous conditions, six new hikes have been added to this revised, updated edition. Included for each hike are directions for reaching the trailhead, a detailed route description, and information on the length of the hike, degree of difficulty, and trail conditions. The notes section has been expanded to help readers readily identify geological features, historical points of interest,and commonly encountered plants and birds while on the trail. An appendix includes brief descriptions of 37 additional hikes that are currently closed to the public.

Author Bio: Stuart M. Ball, Jr., has been hiking in Hawaii for more than twenty years. He is a hike leader for the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club and is the author of The Backpackers Guide to Hawaii and The Hikers Guide to the Hawaiian Islands.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824823054
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.95(d)

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The Hikers Guide to O'ahu 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I won a copy of the first edition of this book in a contest in 1994, and since then it has helped me find dozens of beautiful and enjoyable trails.

Some of the highlights include great descriptions of the flora along the trail, reproductions of topo maps for each hike that show you the pitch of the trail(although you should probably get the real topo if you plan to get lost), clear route descriptions that show that the author has been on these trails many times, and a wonderful layout.

It is the best hiking book I have ever read (although I've probably only read about a dozen). It is without equal among O`ahu hiking books.

Guest More than 1 year ago
Good book but be aware some of the hikes description and status are outdated, even in the revised edition of 2000. Use caution when using this guide to attempt hikes. Author needs to make an updated version.