Hawaii can be an unforgiving place for the adventurous hiker. We hired Eric as a guide mostly for safety concerns. We were able to hike a trail that we would not have hiked alone - and the views were spectacular. Eric is very knowledgeable about all things Kauai and is just an all around cool dude. The hikes are custom to accommodate for children, level of fitness, and adventure comfort level. I would hire Eric again if we ever go back.