Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Maui Day 5

Along Maui's eastern coastline is the "Road to Hana," described by many as the last remaining unspoiled Hawaiian paradise.  Much of its 60 miles is one-lane and includes over 500 hairpin turns (I'm not exaggerating!).  Along the way, those who travel it are able to take in beautiful waterfalls, radiant pools, and lush rainforests.  It is certainly a road less traveled!  Well, since I easily get carsick, despite the amazing descriptions, this did not appeal to me at all.  Luckily for me, there were several other factors that led the family to decide just to stop off at the first waterfall.  It was a lovely hike to get to Twin Falls.  We were definitely in a rainforest because it would sprinkle every so often, and the trail was very muddy in some places.  From the end of the trail, we had to wade in through the creek to actually get to the falls.  I volunteered to stay behind and watch all of our stuff.
On our way back, we stopped off at a swimming hole along the trail.  There was a cliff that was perfect for jumping off of, so of course everyone wanted to do that.   

After we left the Twin Falls, we decided to try going just a little further on the Hana Highway to see if we could find a scenic place to stop for lunch.  Six windy miles later, we stopped off at Huelo Lookout and decided that'd be as far as we'd go.  Here, we got some fresh smoothies and ate lunch before turning back.


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