back from the kalalau trail in babbling on December 6, 2007 December 6, 2007 with 1 Comment Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Email After ten days of hiking, slipping, camping, showering under waterfalls and living on a banana farm; I am back from the wild. My trip to the Kalalau valley gave me some much-needed perspective what matters, what doesn’t matter and then some. Here are some of the then somes: Living on a banana farm with Jen’s uncle Joe and a guy named Pirate has given me new found appreciation for the finer things in life, most notably Coors Light. A Mac-N-Cheese-Spam dinner with a guy named Bill (a stone mason who lives and works on the Kalalau trail – without being paid) was the last meal I will ever eat containing spam. When camping in the place where they filmed Jurassic Park, you should wear mosquito repellent (Mario…nope) and filter your water (Patrick…nope). Hiking on top of 3000ft cliffs for a week, I got to see a lot of wild goats. They like heights. I don’t. We survived a heck of storm on top of one of those enormous cliffs. You won’t ever see me not finish my plate again. I read five books and 1500+ pages during my trip. Walden was the best. It made me want to garden. And buy one of those cool new Amazon Kindles. I uploaded 400+ pictures to my Flickr account. Here is one of my favorites. Sunsets Footsteps. Click below to get to the rest.