Hawaii Packing List Illustrated

Here’s my packing list for my bike tour to Maui and Moloka’i in Hawaii.

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I didn’t make it to Haleakala Volcano (next time!) so I never used the cold weather gear. Camping in Hawaii is colder than I expected. Even at the beach, I was glad for my sleeping bag. The rain gear was key for the unexpected, strangely sunny rain showers.

 

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The most frustrating extra weight comes from media. I wish I could get lighter but it just escapes me. I tried to save weight by using a Kindle instead of actual books. Not such a realistic plan for a book lover like me. I got a Hawaiian library card and ended up carrying more books than ever. There was also that bike computer I never used. Maybe I don’t need to know exactly how many miles I’ve ridden, although I think it would have been handy for climbing 10,000 feet up Haleakala.

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There’s also the giant backpack I’ve got strapped to the back of my bike. My usual method is strapping a few separate bags on top of the rack, but getting everything packed for the airplane required one big bag. The handiest thing I figured out was that I could stuff my daybag in the sleeping bag compartment and it was easily accessible during the ride.

2 thoughts on “Hawaii Packing List Illustrated

  1. Wow I’m more impressed than ever…….she stayed with me folks! This amazing,determined, talented woman!

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