We hit the road long before the sun came up to give us time for coffee,
a quick breakfast, and an opportunity to get a parking spot at the trailhead
Our stop of choice: the Kilauea Bakery
Deciding what to pick was the hard part!
Our baked goods were still warm in the to-go box- YUM!
With our parking spot secure (yay!) we enjoyed our treats
in the car, readied our packs, and set off for the trail
The gentle beginning...
Amazing views were around each corner- we were speechless
We took a quick water break and enjoyed the sound of the
waves against the shore before getting into the serious part...
Can you spot the trail?
One of several pristine streams along the way
A feathered friend checking us out :)
Somewhere around mile 8 or 9...
Made it! We surveyed our camping options and set up shop
Our next chore was gathering water; luckily this waterfall made it easy!
Beach pic for the books :)
Our first beach sunset of the trip- beautiful
What a day! Feeling quite accomplished, we enjoyed our camp dinner by the beach, finished organizing our campsite, and settled in for some well-deserved sleep