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Friday Aug 18, 2017

The Pools of ‘Ohe’o also known as the Seven Sacred Pools are located in Haleakala National Park. The Pipiwai Trail is also located in Haleakala National Park. So, after hiking the Pipiwai Trail we took a walk down to the Pools of ‘Ohe’o. Karen really wanted to go swimming in the pools but the sign said the pools were closed due to I believe the height of the water. As you can see in one of the photos it didnt'...






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Wednesday Aug 16, 2017

The last obstacle, to reaching the 400 ft Waimoku Falls, was to cross a flowing stream. I wasn't sure if we would be able to get across as the water was flowing pretty good and the rocks were very slippery. However, we could see/hear a bunch of teens on the other side and decided if they did it we could do it (50 is the new 30 ;-). I crossed at a spot just a few feet up from where Chris and Karen crossed (it looked deeper where they were...






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Wednesday Aug 16, 2017

After the bamboo forest we had another stretch to climb and then we were were in sight of the Mahahiku Falls. While there were plenty of areas where we had to hike through mud I was pleasantly surprised (and grateful) when we came to sections that had boardwalks. What an amazing job they do keeping this trail maintained.






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Tuesday Aug 15, 2017

The Bamboo Forest was so amazing it deserves two posts. Also, we were lucky to make it out of there alive so it should be documented. As you walk through the forest you can hear the loud cracks of bamboos falling over. You couldn't always tell which direction they were coming from. One really loud crack had a large bamboo tree falling just a few feet in front of us!






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Monday Aug 14, 2017

The Pipiwai Trail is a 4 mile round trip hike. They say it takes about 2 hours (or more if you stop a lot to rest/look around). At just over the half way marker we came to the Bamboo Forest. I can't even explain how magical it felt to walk through this amazing forest. As we were on this hike I knew this was why I wanted to come to Hawaii. Hana held the tropical paradise I was looking to experience.