I am happy to report that I was finally able to finish up and publish my long-awaited report for the Sliding Sands Trail and Halemauu Trail loop in Haleakala National Park. This was quite an amazing hike and is widely regarded as one of the best hikes on Maui. The new report can be found on the Introduction Page under the Hawaii section. As a side note, this year may end up being the first time in the last four years that we do not travel to Hawaii for a family vacation. Currently, I am hoping to return to the South Pacific later this year to carry out some additional hiking and sightseeing. I also plan to spend a small amount of time in Death Valley in the coming months. The new Sliding Sands report was the final backlogged report that needed to be released. So with that, I am going to take a break from the site for the next couple of months. I hope to return in the Spring with several brand new Death Valley reports. You can find a quick link to view the new report below.