We had an awesome day o'fun with our brothers, beginning with hiking the Waihe'e Ridge Trail in the Maui West Mountains.
|Two minutes before this photo was taken, I got a phone call saying that my school board had a full time job for me! Huzzah!|
|Views near the 1 mile marker|
|Looking up the Valley|
|I look terribly impressed, don't I?|
|On the way back down, heading into the eucalyptus forest.|
|Ocean in the distance|
The 'Iao Valley was the site of an instrumental battle in the late 1700's. King Kamehameha I destroyed Maui's army here, which was part of his attempts (successful) to bring all of the Hawaiian islands under his control. The battle was so bloody that bodies were piled one atop the other. The battle site was named Kepaniwai which means "the damming of the waters".
Confession: I stood in the river. Was that wrong of me?
|The river at the 'Iao Valley|
|Attempting to cool my feet off.|
|North-west tip of Maui, looking back inland.|
|More views from the Northwest tip. This is near the blowhole.|
|Driving back to the West Coast. Hairpin turns and gorgeous mountain views!|