This guide to the many outdoor activities available all year round in Hawaii features: hiking, backpacking, cycling and mountain biking, snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, hunting and fishing. Covering all six of the main islands, it is also a stand-alone reference providing brief overviews of geology, geography, climate, flora and fauna. The text offers insights into the history and culture of the Fiftieth State and provides information on public transportation, campgrounds, beach access and personal safety. A list of Hawaiian words is included, as well as a mini-directory of addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and websites. For the not-so-active, there is an ""Adventuring By Car"" section which gives directions to lesser-known but interesting locales accessible by vehicle.
Richard McMahon has taken hundreds of hikers and backpackers into Hawai'i's wilderness areas and led numerous trips for adventure travel companies such as Mountain Travel, REI, and Terres d'Aventure. A resident of Hawai'i for more than thirty years, McMahon is the author of Camping Hawai'i, Scenic Driving Hawai'i, Camping Southern California, and Camping Northern California.