Margaret, this one is for you.
We hiked two miles in and two miles back on the Kalalau Trail. The rocky, sometimes very muddy red earth trail is as challenging, and at times more so, than anything the Bruce Trail has to offer. It is an eleven mile trail and it is highly recommended thatit be done in two days as a minimum with a camp-0ver on the beach. I would certainly be ready for a sleep at the end of eleven miles. The difficulty would be getting up the next day and hiking out. I guess that is why some stay on the beach for two or three days or more.
Some people run the trail. Some people are crazy. The views are fabulous. Runners would miss so much awesomeness. As well as tall waterfalls and stunning cliff side views of the turquoise and navy Pacific, there were miniature wild orchids, streams to walk through, whales breaching and our house plants magnified to jungle size.
We also swam on our beach this morning and this afternoon. I collected shells and walked the beach while Brian caught and released fish.
It did not rain. Yeah! An awesome sunset!