• book

From the Publisher

Feel the heat as you trek over active volcanoes in Volcanoes National Park. Get back to nature on a secluded fern grotto swimming trip. Explore the rainforest on your way to hidden lagoons where you can bathe sans clothing. Scuba dive in undiscovered caves. Kayak your way around deserted offshore islands. Paraglide from Popoli State Park, at 6,400 feet, down to the beaches. You can do it, and Brad Olsen shows you how. Includes extreme mountain biking, trekking, snowboarding, surfing, hang-gliding, diving, partying and much more.

The next time you're in Hawaii's tropical paradise, you'll have absolutely no excuses for not pushing the vacation envelope. With this concise, well-crafted guide tucked in your back pocket, you'll be considered armed and dangerous, and poised for a huge variety of radical island excursions. From scuba-diving explorations of Lanai's enchanting choral cathedrals to magic-mushroom excavation in West Maui's Hobbit Land, Extreme Hawaii outlines hundreds of intense and uniquely Hawaiian daily expeditions. The author's thorough and exhaustive research (he gets paid to do this?) is apparent as you thumb through the diverse assortment of sporting options and adventures. You'll be hip to the local surf spots, waterfall-diving opportunities, snorkeling locales, mountain-bike trails, white-water kayaking, and even snowboarding possibilities on top of Hawaii's tallest volcano, Mauna Kea on the Big Island.--Lance Judd (Amazon.com)

If you've seen enough of the standard guides on Hawaii, try this one out as an alternative to the regularity of the norm. We discovered lots of amazing "locals only" secrets from this book. You will too if you are going to HI for outdoor activity.--David Santosh
Published: Hunter Publishing on
Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
Availability for Extreme Adventures Hawaii Excerpt
With a 30 day free trial you can read online for free
  1. This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.

Related Articles

4 min read

216. The Fish That Didn’t Get Away

THE MASS OF SALMON IS invisible under the calm surface of the water—at least at first. Put out a net, however, and everything changes. “It absolutely erupts,” says Corey Arnold, a photographer who also works as a commercial fisherman during the summer sockeye run in Bristol Bay, Alaska. “They come in like a wall.” These days the hardest thing about fishing for salmon, Arnold says, is being careful not to catch so many that your boat sinks. His experience is borne out by hard data: the Alaska department of fish and game estimated that 58 million sockeye salmon made the run last year, the third
The Atlantic
3 min read

The 'Rhododendron Situation' and the Tricky Politics of Invasive Plants

On Tuesday, an Irish politician gave an impassioned speech about rhododendrons. “The rhododendron situation in Killarney National Park has gotten so bad, minister,” Michael Healy-Rae expounded from the floor of the Irish parliament, “nothing short of calling in the army is going to put it right.” The rhododendron situation! This tongue-twister of a phrase took on a delightful musical quality in Healy-Rae’s accent, and a clip of him, wearing a flat cap of course, quickly passed through the Twitter joke machine. The Rhododendron Situation: U2’s original band name. The Rhododendron Situation: hor
2 min read

Ashima Shiraishi

MANDY OAKLANDER Ashima Shiraishi rubs her hands with chalk and considers the craggy cave in front of her. It looks as if something huge took a bite out of the Cliffs rock-climbing gym in New York City, then studded the surface with shapes placed at impossible distances. But this is just a warm-up for Shiraishi. In seconds, she spiders halfway up the wall. Then she’s dangling overhead, somehow upside down, somehow by one hand. Mouths hang open. Everyone is looking up. At age 15, Shiraishi is the best female rock climber in the world. Give her time to finish high school and she just might beco