I surprised myself by doing 3 hikes over my last 4 days in Hawai’i (I am not normally that avid of a hiker… but it was so beautiful, I couldn’t resist).
Here are some photo highlights of my three hikes:1. Diamond Head Crater
View from the top of the crater, which was formed by a volcano erupting about 300 000 years ago:
Pacific Ocean views:
Pineapple smoothie… my post-hike reward:
2. Manoa Falls
Feeling like I was in Jurassic Park (part of the movie was filmed here!):
My shoes disappearing into the mud. The whole trail was covered in slick mud, sometimes past my ankles:
The 100ft high falls at the end of the trail:
3. Maunawili Falls
River crossing (the trail took us straight through that river):
My shoes were once again covered by the mud:
Views of the mountains:
Our second river crossing. Use the person for scale… the ferns to the right were Jurassic-sized!
Maunawili Falls. Had a lovely cool swim in that rock pool before heading back: