ORGANIZATIONS WHICH OFFER WILDERNESS CAMPING TRIPS
Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter, P.O. Box 2577, Honolulu, HI 96803; (808)538-6616. This chapter of the Sierra Club offers occasional backpacking and other primitive camping trips.
Hawaii TrailsMorey, Kathy. Berkeley, CA: Wilderness Press, 1992.
Hawaiian Hiking TrailsChisholm, Craig. Lake Oswego, OR: The Fernglen Press, 1989.
Kauai TrailsMorey, Kathy. Berkeley, CA: Wilderness Press, 1991.
Paddling HawaiiSutherland, Audrey. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books.
INFORMATION ABOUT STATE PARK CAMPGROUNDS
Hawaii Division of State Parks, P.O. Box 621, Honolulu, HI 96809; (808)548-7455.
HAWAII CAMPING PLACES Photo Gallery
A couple of years ago, tests carried out on one young seal showed it to be riddled with six diseases which can be fatal to humans, including tetanus. Since then, though, I have on six occasions witnessed divers, both male and female, placing their hands or fingers in a seal’s mouth. Enjoy the experiences seals can offer, but do be careful. Rabbits Surprisingly, there are still a few rabbits on the islands of Farne, Brownsman, Staple and the Wamses. Over the centuries the monks and island keepers bred domestic rabbits as a regular source of meat. Some either escaped or were set free and then interbred with the wild rabbits already on the islands, which has resulted in various colour combinations in today’s population. Having done a little research in Seahouses, I was informed that after the National Trust took over ownership of the Farne Islands they believed that the puffins should have priority over the rabbits’ honeycomb of burrows and had many of the rabbits exterminated. The rabbits had been responsible for curtailing the height of the grass and vegetation which, when they were removed, grew out of control and caused great difficulty for birds wanting to land or take off. In an effort to keep the grass down and solve the birds’ problem, the National Trust decided, in their wisdom, to introduce goats to the islands. The goats were certainly very efficient in eating the vegetation but they also trampled everything else into the ground, including many of the birds’ nests and eggs.
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