Originally Posted by 57hop
I'm heading to Kuaui mid feb - How was your trip - Any pointers???
February, is still considered to be in our *winter season*. Certainly no snow, but we do tend to deal with *winter rain*, pushed down with the trade wind flow from the N-NE / Aleutian Islands / Alaska and Low Pressure areas. Early *morning temps* here recently have been in the mid -high 50's / 60's, then warming progressively.
A light fleece & rain jacket is suggested, good shoes / boots.
If you decide to do the Kalalau / Na Pali Trail hike, Haena Beach Park, New or partially used cans of *pressurized* fuel can be found at *Kayaks Kauai*, in Hanalei town on the north shore. I'm not sure about unused portions of liquid *Coleman Fuel*. WalMart sells the smaller 32 oz bottles for $6.00 or the gallon can for around $12.00. WalMart is in Lihue town about 5 minutes from the Airport.
*County Parks* issue permits for County Parks
*County Parks* Locations:
Kauai State Parks:
Suggested transportation should be by rental car or on the low from somebody from Craigslist / Kauai - car rentals. Some folks will meet you at the airport and again, when you leave. Hitch hiking is allowed, but be dressed appropriately, with a shirt on at least, even if your hot. A sweaty body on a car upholstery isn't appreciated.
Two Youth Hostels in the town of Kapa'a. Not sure what they're like or what they charge.
Parks have shower & restroom facilities, some cleaner than others due to more than usual usage.
LOCK, your rental car and keep your credit cards & $$$ with you. Break ins do occur here.
Enjoy your stay.