Monthly Archives: May 2011

Some Very Friendly Christians

British Columbia, Canada August, `73 I was tired of the tourist trip, the hippie trip, the hate haulie trip, and my own trip. It was time to go to the mountains and clear my head. I booked a flight out … Continue reading

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Goodbye Hawaii

Lihue beach Aug. ‘73 Two days after I twisted my ankle, I used the footpath to hike out of Waimea canyon. After reaching the highway, I got a ride into Lihue. Once there, I went to Lidgate, Lihue’s beach campground. … Continue reading

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Don’t Read This Post

Philosophy Of Non-Drama Waimea Canyon, Kauai I was environment intoxicated when I wrote the below post, which is a bit long and in need of editing. In future posts, however, I will reference the non-drama philosophy discussed below,—and that’s why … Continue reading

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Thus Spoke The River To Me

Waimea Canyon, Kauai “Be still, calm, at peace!” Of course, that message wasn’t new, but the river put a different spin on it now, one that I was not aware of. “To be at ease, to let it be,” these … Continue reading

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Looking Up Into Quadrillions Of Tiny Points Of Light

Bridge Camp, Waimea Canyon Aug. `73 This canyon had brought me as close to paradise as I would probably ever get. Just being down here had made it impossible for me to continue as a Hawaiian tourist. I had planned … Continue reading

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Far Out Campsite

Waimea Canyon, Kauai Aug. ‘73 In the morning, I continued my hike. On the trail, I passed two more “locals” with rifles. They were not friendly, either. However, I didn’t have to worry about the “gun toting kids.” Last night … Continue reading

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Gun Pointed At My Head

Waimea Canyon Kauai, Hawaii While hiking through the thick vegetation, I admired the canyon’s colorful rock strata as it decorated the canyon walls. When I came to a solitary picnic table situated in a clearing, I did not hesitate to … Continue reading

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Locals Were Hostile To Hippies

Kalalau The Other Side Of The Island Aug. 5, `73 I stayed at Kalalau for a couple days. When my serenity was broken by a troop of hikers, I decided to leave. I had heard of another hiking area on … Continue reading

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Walking On The Edge Of The Earth

Napoli Coast Kauai After Hanacopiae, the hiking got more rigorous. I was alone on the trail, but every once and awhile I heard noises in the jungle. I paid little attention until I saw a naked body running in the … Continue reading

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Tropical Foliage—Head Spinning Fantasyland

Hanacopiae, Kauai Aug. `73 Everything went well. The flight over was great. I arrived in Kauai around 8 a.m. and immediately started hitchhiking. I got a ride to Hanalei, the town at the end of the road. Apparently, Hanalei was … Continue reading

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