My preferred stuff is Patagonia Capiline (other brands too) because it dries super quick and provides sun protection.
Rated a '9' out of '10' in degrees of difficulty by the Sierra Club. Plus, there's detailed Kauai vacation maps and neighborhood info... A tough hike but arguably one of the best in Hawaii.My friends are hoping to do a one way hike from Kalalau beach in December via a zodiak charter.A few years back Captain Zodiak would drop people off at Kalalau to hike out.Also, we're wondering if the stop in Hanakoa is worthwhile, or if it's better to continue on to Kalalua Beach. Hanakoa falls is beautiful but I have always hiked the entire trail in one day because the camping so superior at Kalalau. Yes, the trail is narrow but I have never feared for my life. Don't know how it would compare to the Kalo cultivated in Hanalei.I am cautious to say it's OK to harvest because this is a public forum and some might take offense.March can be very rainy or very sunny - hard to call.I'm planning to hike to Kalalau and camp for a night before returning the next day.Extreme inclines and declines throughout entire 11 miles. Loose rocks underfoot and from eroding cliffs above. I highly recommend going the entire distance in one day because the camping is MUCH better at Kalalalu.If you are afraid of heights and ledges you are not going to like miles 6.5 to 8! I've only hiked the first two miles in to Hanakapi'ai Beach and back and it was a fantastic hike! About 13.5 tough miles if you want to do a day hike (which I have and it's great).The difficulty of this trail and remote location of Kalalau Valley make this a pristine nature experience off the beaten trail.Some say that Na Pali is one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.