Three books by Stuart M. Ball, Jr., are now available for Kindle readers:
The Hikers Guide to O‘ahu, Revised Edition
Whether you are an experienced or novice hiker, you will benefit from the information in this guide. The author describes in detail 50 trails that will take you to O‘ahu’s lush valleys, spectacular waterfalls, and windswept ridges.
“The strength of Ball’s guides has always been his clear, detailed route descriptions. For example, when he says you’ll encounter a grove of ‘ohia trees three miles into a hike, you do.” —Honolulu Star-Bulletin
The Hikers Guide to the Hawaiian Islands
Written in the same accessible style and format as the highly successful The Hikers Guide to O‘ahu, this volume is a detailed and fully illustrated guide to the best day hikes on the Big Island, Kaua‘i, Maui, and O‘ahu. Each island is represented by an equal number of hikes, 44 in all. Together they offer both resident and visitor alike the chance to explore some of Hawai‘i’s most spectacular scenery.
For each trip, the author provides detailed directions to the trailhead, a feature-by-feature description of the route, a topographic map keyed to the route description, and comments on common plants and animals, geological formations, historical sites, and other points of interest.
The Backpackers Guide to Hawai‘i
This book will take you where few people go—to active volcanoes, lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, secluded beaches, and windswept ridges and sea cliffs.
“Included in each trip is helpful planning information, including directions for driving to the trail head, a step-by-step route description, length of trip, elevation gain and loss, and level of difficulty. . . . Detailed topographic maps show the route and are keyed to the trip description. . . . Specific and detailed directions are given for nearly every step, providing a sense of much-needed security for those hikers taking their first steps in Hawaii.” —Honolulu Star-Bulletin