About Hawaii Girl

Addicted to 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 & working out - as well as the occasional game of pocket billiards. I am certified for Wilderness First Aid (WFA) by SOLO and CPR/AED certified by the American Heart Association. 

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 have added a DIY section to this blog! My Sewing History - I spent many years sewing my own clothes….that’s what you did after your mom sent you to sewing lessons for the summer when you’re 14 years old. Over the years I handmade Halloween costumes for my daughters as well as prom dresses and figure skating costumes complete with beadwork all done by hand. Living just 12 miles from Malden Mills, I outfitted my family with handmade polar fleece jackets, pullovers, hats, mittens and pants. We still use polar fleece blankets that I had made years ago! And I even had a small biz selling Polar Fleece Skatewear to figure skating teams – I contracted a small manufacturing company in New Hampshire do to all the sewing in order for me to focus on the sales end of the business. I stopped sewing for several years but now am back at it again. This time for making my own outdoor clothing & gear to be used while out climbing and hiking!

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.