Stories of an ultra runner and adventurer: an obsessive approach to the outdoors by Candice Burt

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cross-Kauai Creek Run

What happened to our rental car??!!!!
AKA: Powerline Trail.  This route is one of those trail runs that is so much more fun after you are done and even more fun to talk about.  The route runs from Ka'pa to Princeville on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai.  I discovered, even in the short 3 days I was on the island that there are many trails to explore and they are all stunning.  I also enjoyed Kauai's quiet atmosphere and small towns.  Compared to the hustle and bustle of many parts of Oahu, it was a nice change.

The Powerline Cross Kauai route ended up being 13 miles point-to-point, due to a 3 mile road section at the end.  The trail would most aptly be called a creek run, rather than a trail run. It was almost entirely in a running creek with some slippery clay trail interspersed. At its deepest, the water reached all the way up to my shorts and oftentimes I'd sink into the mud, making the creek seem much deeper.  I wouldn't really recommend the route over all the other amazing adventures on Kauai, but it was epic!!

James records GPS data for a map.






 


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