Month: August 2017

Maui Wine

After driving along the coast on the back road out of Hana we came to Maui Wine.

Hana Back Road: Hōlei Sea Arch

We could see the Hōlei Sea Arch in the distance and knew we wanted to get out and take a closer look when we arrived at it. It’s strange…

Hana: Back Road Coastline

Driving the back road, along the coastline, out of Hana was amazingly beautiful.

Hana: Back Road Cows

We saw a herd of cows on our way out of Hana. You can’t really tell but in the photo with the two cows they are actually on…

Saquish Summer Sunrise

A break from revisiting Hawaii to show the view I woke up to this morning.

Hana: Back Road

We took the back road out of Hana and it was pretty amazing.

Hana: Mini Waterfall

I’m not sure which stop this was but it had to be just before we got to Wai’anapanapa State Park on the Road to Hana. We didn’t go…

Wai’anapanapa State Park: Cliffs and Cave

I really enjoyed the Wai’anapanapa State Park. I thought it was just going to be a spot we stopped at to swim at a black sand beach but…

Wai’anapanapa State Park: Swimming

While we didn’t go swimming in the Seven Sacred Pools, we did swim at a black sand beach at Wai’anapanapa State Park.   Swimming at Wai’anapanapa State Park

Pools of ‘Ohe’o (Seven Sacred Pools)

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…

Waimoku Falls

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…

Pipiwai Trail: Getting Close

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…

Pipiwai Trail: Bamboo Forest Part 2

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…

Pipiwai Trail: Bamboo Forest

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…


A quick break away from our journey up the Pipiwai Trail- because I didn’t have time this morning to process a couple of photos. I really need to…

Pipiwai Trail: Bridge with a View

A nice spot to stop and get a few pictures of one of the waterfalls.

Pipiwai Trail: Going Up

They had some cool stairs along the trail. Although, some were more like a stream we were wakling up…actually, I think they really were streams (thankfully, no flash…

Pipiwai Trail: Going Up

They had some cool looking stairs along the trail. Although, some were more like a creek we were wakling up.

Pipiwai Trail: Going Up

They had some cool looking stairs along the trail. Although, some were more like a creek we were wakling up.

Pipiwai Trail: Banyan Tree

This was a very cool tree! It kept going and going.

Pipiwai Trail: Mahahiku Falls

I think Chris was just trying to make Karen nervous with his balancing act. I was amazed to see the cows way off in the distance. They must…

Pipiwai Trail: Field of Dreams

Then we journeyed into the tropical rainforest. It was kind of like in Field of Dreams…if you build it, they will hike it.

Pipiwai Trail: Warnings

Well, they give you plenty of warning right at the start of the Pipiwai Trail. I don’t know how good our judgement was but we did make it…

Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku Falls

Memories…what was I do a year ago today? Why, hiking the Pipiwai Trail to reach the Waimoku Falls.

Snorkeling in Maui

Last year, I posted my two best snorkeling photos that I captured with a 35mm underwater camera. A year later and I still wish I had rented the…