I'll have a newborn in tow, so no five-day expeditions across the swamp for me.
We're planning to be near Waimea Canyon part of the time - obvious spot for scenery and drier weather. Any particular places to see / avoid? Any short scrambles I could do solo, without rope, if I get an afternoon to myself?
Agree with Nounou suggestion - a fun little climb.
In the Waimea area, we loved the Awahawahpuii (sp?) hike - down to a stunning overlook of the ocean. However, in Sep 1986, when I was last there, the western hikes toward the ocean had a risk of being socked in - if it looks foggy starting out you may or may not see anything at the end! The clouds broke for us and it was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen.
Never got to Na Pali, as my honeymoon trumped hiking!