A hike not to be missed south of Hana on the island of Maui is the Pipiwai Trail. It begins near the “Seven Sacred Pools,” and winds about 2 miles upland (mauka in Hawaiian) past a huge banyan tree near the 185 foot Makahiku Falls, through a bamboo forest, and dead ends at the base of the 400 foot Waimoku Falls pictured above. The water cascades off of Mount Haleakala and may vary from a trickle to a torrent, depending on the rainfall in the high country. We were there this past summer with family.
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Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends. View more posts