In reply to Michaelkiersz.
Hi, and thanks for writing. You make good points about the danger inherent in Napali Coast hikes. That said, I actually do mention how long the hike takes in the fourth paragraph, as well as the often treacherous nature of the trail and its streams in the middle section, where you see the images of Hanakapiai Beach, and the text under “Hiking Hanakapiai Trail.” It definitely isn’t for everyone, and I made it a point to show how someone like me, who is in good physical condition and does a fair amount of hiking, struggled along this trail. I think it’s important to tell honest stories about the difficulties we sometimes experience when we travel, even in extraordinarily beautiful places. Though the payoff is spectacular at Hanakapiai Falls, the journey can be arduous.