Hawaiian Adventure: From 13,803' to the sea and everywhere in between (#2408)

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Saturday, May 11, 2024 - Wednesday, May 22, 2024


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Extending 1500 miles across the central Pacific, the Hawaiian Archipelago forms a veritable tropical paradise, isolated from the nearest continent by 2000 miles of sea. Hawaii's spectacular scenery over a wide range of terrain, altitude, and ecosystems, is an extraordinary hiking destination. We will experience this hiking bounty on two of the Aloha State's main islands, Kauai and the Island of Hawai'i, better known as the Big Island. Trip highlights include: Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" with its mesmerizing waterfalls; Na Pali Coast's spectacular Kalalau Trail - Kauai's most famous; Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's lava flows and black sand beaches; awe-inspiring guided star-gazing tour to the 13,803' summit of Mauna Kea; visit to a cocoa farm to see how chocolate is made from bean to bar; and many opportunities to learn about and enjoy Hawaii's varied geology, flora and fauna. Truly a journey in paradise!

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Adult: $4,600 member / $4,700 non-member

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Steve Cohen has been an active AMC adventure travel leader since 2012. He has led 19 hiking/ trekking-oriented Adventure Travel trips to such destinations the Haute Route (from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland), the Alta Via II through the Italian Dolomites, the tour of the Jungfrau region (Switzerland), Patagonia, the high mountains huts of Austria, etc. He lived in Europe for four years and is fluent in both French and German. Steve is chair of Adventure Travel.


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Christa is a four-season day hike and trip leader for the AMC NY-NJ Chapter. She has completed the NH 48 and the Adirondack 46, and is finishing up the Catskill 3500' peaks. Christa has participated in four previous Adventure Travel treks, completing the GR5 in summers 2016-2017, and the Via Alpina in summers 2018-2019. She has also hiked several times in the Colorado Rockies.