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Where to hike, snorkel, surf, drive


6x9, 260 pages, softbound, published 2014
ISBN-10: 0991369033 ISBN-13: 978-0991369034, $18.95


A guide for families and outdoor adventurers alike, this 2015 fifth edition of Maui Trailblazer covers all of the island, and also includes day trips to the neighboring islands of Molokai, Lanai, and Molokini. Clear directions and concise descriptions lead to all of Maui's well-known attractions, as well as to hidden discoveries that Trailblazer readers have come to expect.

137 different hikes and strolls to tropical rain forests and remote valleys, coastal bluffs and lava caves, Haleakala crater and the Hana Highway, cascading waterfalls, beaches, ridgetops, towns, whale-watching perches, historic sites, and archeological ruins.

Among the 44 snorkeling spots are hike-to coves and the secret places that tour boats go.

Surfers can select from 38 beaches and decide whether to boogie, board, or body surf. Onlookers will find the best places to watch the surfers, windsurfers and kite-boarders ride the big ones.

The text is complemented by 10 maps and 240 photographs, including a 15-picture color insert.

Driving tours—nine of them—take readers to all the attractions, natural wonders, and historic sites.

A Resource Links section provides numbers for free visitor information and recreational outfitters, as well as hand-picked accommodations and local restaurants to suit every budget and taste bud.

A Best Of section lets you pick the right activity to suit your mood and the day.

Appendices include free hula shows, farmer's markets, what to pack, climate, history, fauna, and a Hawaiian glossary.

This new and completely revised fifth edition for 2015 includes a Trailblazer Kids section for adventuring families.

Veteran travel writers Jerry and Janine Sprout have been exploring Hawaii and the American West for more than twenty years. They have lived on all the Hawaiian Islands and personally hiked and photographed all the places in this book, selected the accommodations and restaurants. Their books have been featured in Sunset and Islands magazines, the Honolulu Star Bulletin and the San Francisco Chronicle. They have authored four other best-selling Hawaiian guides—for Kauai, Oahu, and the big island of Hawaii—a Hawaii planning guide, No Worries Hawaii, as well as their classic Alpine SierraTrailblazer which covers the area from Tahoe to Yosemite, and Golden Gate Trailblazer, for San Francisco & Marin and No Worries Paris, A Photographic Walking Guide.








Maui Trailblazer is a sister book to Alpine Sierra Trailblazer, Golden Gate Trailblazer, Kauai Trailblazer, Hawaii Big Island Trailblazer, Oahu Trailblazer, No Worries Hawaii, and No Worries Paris.