hiking & trekking


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Check out our detailed analysis of different styles of footwear, including tennis shoes, hiking boots, sport sandals, and FiveFingers, and learn how well each performs in Pohnpei’s conditions.


Dry-Bags & Packs

Read about the strengths and weaknesses of nylon and PVC dry bags and compare and contrast three popular dry backpack models.


Backpacking Stoves

Read our analysis of three different types of backpacking stoves and why we choose one over the others for Pohnpei trekking excursions.


Backpacking Cookware

Explore the pros and cons of three different cookware sets and read our take on the best type for different hiking and trekking excursions on Pohnpei.


Water Bottles

Check out a comparison and contrast of two different categories of water bottles and why we think one is better than the other for hikes on Pohnpei.



Which is the best option for treks in Pohnpei’s mountainous, rainforested interior — tents or tarps? Read our analysis here.


Tour Operators & Local Guides

Peruse tour operators and independent local guides available for adventures around Pohnpei Island.

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Paddling Around Central Madolenihmw

Why paddle in central Madolenihmw? Serene mangrove channels, a half a dozen perfect uninhabited islands, coastal hills to climb, marine sanctuaries, a beautiful bay, and a wide river inlet are some of the reasons.

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Paddling Lenger & Sapwtik

Lenger and Sapwtik offer several days worth of fun places to explore, including coastal historical sites on both islands, swimming spots, and snorkeling on reef walls.