About Hawaii Girl

Addicted to crack climbing and multi-pitch ice/rock climbing. Although I don't consider myself a hiker, I sometimes enjoy hiking all 4 seasons, but mostly winter hiking and hikes which are technical and/or require rock scrambling. I took up hiking a year after I started rock climbing only because someone told me that I had to "hike" to get to the climbing crags. Go figure!

I also enjoy whitewater kayaking, golf, snowshoeing, SUP, martial arts, golf, yoga, meditation, & photography - as well as the occasional game of pocket billiards.

I am not an extreme athlete, just a very passionate weekend warrior! 

I'm originally born and raised in Hawaii and now reside with my family in Massachusetts. This blog website serves as a personal journal to document all my outdoor activities. It helps me keep track of all the places I've been to, things I've seen and done and people that I've met along the way. But most of all, this blog serves as a tribute and as a 'thanks' to those who inspire me to climb!

I also love to sew and sell Beanies and Headbands for outdoor enthusiasts on my Etsy page at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SummitShaka 

and so the addiction continues....
Hawaii Girl

Header Info:
Left photo: On the Lakeview route of Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch, NH. Photo by Sean Bowen, 2014.

Right photo: Exiting the cave of Standard Route of Frankenstein Cliffs, NH. Photo by Richard Doucette, 2015.