February 12, 2016

2016 Hawaii - Maui (Day 22)

We had the full day to drive to Hana. People rave about the scenery, but it was very much just the same Hawaiian coastal views for most part.

There were a few waterfalls along the way, but the dry conditions made them quite unassuming.

We stopped in Hana to check out Hana Pier for fishing potential. Since the pier was in a dilapidated state, the pier was closed. The water around the boat launch and along the shoreline was murky and there wasn't much life around. We hardly saw any coral. We chummed bread and only juvenile Saddle Wrasse and Green Damselfish came for the free food. At the end, we decided not to waste time.

When we got to Haleakala National Park in Kipahulu, we found a dry Makahiku Falls.

We wondered if it was worth the hike to Waimoku Falls. Since we were already here and the 3 mile hike would serve as a good prelude to hiking Haleakala, we pushed on.

Bamboo is not native to Hawaii. This looked more like a page out of Southeast Asia.

Luckily, there was still a trickle at Waimoku Falls.

It was a pretty tall waterfall at about 400 feet high. Here's a picture of me for reference.

We hiked to see the pools of Ohe'O Gulch. They were also a trickle...but it did looked a bit like the Garden of Eden.


Driving back toward Kahului, we stopped so Michael could take some pictures of a double rainbow. Surfs up in Paia but not many people were out riding the waves.

We had some seafood plates at The Fish Market in Paia. I had grilled wahoo (Ono) on a burger and it was good, but we would much rather have poke instead. We went to bed early to get maximum rest ahead of the 12 mile hike next day.

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