My preferred stuff is Patagonia Capiline (other brands too) because it dries super quick and provides sun protection.
If I'm gonna hike back in one of the valleys I'll bring an ultra-lightweight shell that packs to softball-size.
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.
This is because it can get slightly cool and breezy in the valley streams and shade.
I am cautious to say it's OK to harvest because this is a public forum and some might take offense.I've written up some advice about this hike here: The most amazing hike i've done. Watch out during rains or for any sudden change in stream level. Is it possible to make it to Kalalau by nightfall if we start early in the morning? I noticed someone mentioned taking young children - is this advisable?I live on kauai, and a freind and I did this hike in and out in one day... I've seen many tourist (and locals) get stranded for a few days on the opposite sides of some of the rivers here (DO NOT TRY CROSSING IF YOU AT ALL DOUBT THE CONDITIONS) there have been many fatal accidents on this stretch of coastline. just bring enouph water and make sure you hit it during dry weather. I don't think I can make the entire 11-mile hike however, I would like to see Hanakoa falls. We're not planning to bring kids but the information on "narrow trails at great heights" and loose rocks makes me nervous.When it rains - and it can rain very hard at times - no shell will keep you dry and comfortable inside.The best thing is to pack your stuff to keep it dry and go for it. Hi, I am hiking the Kalalau trail in November and plan to do it in one day (both ways)and am very excited.