The Coast Guard (Honolulu Command Center) responded to a medevac request from the Kauai Fire Department late on Thursday night, August 28, 2014. A 24-year old hiker had reportedly fallen from a remote part of the Kalalau Trail, along the Na Pali Coast of Kauai. The Coast Guard arrived on scene around 12:04 am on Friday.
They all were mentioned in an article about "10 Trek-Worthy Beaches Around the World" published this week. None of the beaches are easy to get to. There are no parking lots adjacent to these beaches. That makes each of the beaches a reward for hard work. Kalalau Beach tops the list. Here's what was said about Kalalau:
Several Kauai Firefighters were given national recognition for their part in the rescue of 121 hikers stranded at Hanakapiai when the stream flooded. They were awarded the 2014 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award for Valor. The ceremony was held in Dallas, Texas. They were nominated for the award by one of the persons rescued back in April.
he Kalalau Trail is one of the most beautiful hikes on the planet. Hiking along the Napali Coast is awe inspiring and I wish everybody could experience it for themselves. Unfortunately, not every one should hike the trail. The trail is very dangerous. I can't recommend it for those who aren't in good shape.
On Friday, 2 days after the Kalalau Trail was closed due to Storms Iselle and Julio approaching, a 19-year old woman was swept downstream while attempting to cross the stream at Hanakoa. The woman, who had been camping at Kalalau with a 24-year old male friend, was last seen as she was swept away downstream. The friend attempted to find her as he made his way down to the shore but was unsuccessful. He then hiked out to contact authorities.
Kalalau made it on the list of Babymoon Hotspots on Kauai published this week. What's a babymoon? USA Today explains it this way: "Babymaking can be exhausting, and babymakers need a break every now and then.
This is one of the best trails I have ever been on.
USA today published an article on August 4, 2014 about America's most stunning views. Views from the Kalalau Trail were among those that rose above the rest to make the top 10. Here's what they had to say about Kalalau: