Our hike got pushed back from yesterday to today. We got done early enough for me to blog about it anyway! This one was a 4.8 mile loop through Keaiwa Heiau State Park. It rained as we were driving there, which made us a little leery, but in the spirit of adventure, we were still determined to hike this thing. Three days without a proper hike was starting to wear on us both. Here I am at the beginning of the trail, with no clue as to how muddy I’m going to be by the end.
Yes, the rain may have made the trail muddy.
But these are the things that make hiking fun. Well, that and beautiful surroundings.
Even the H3, one of Hawaii’s interstate highways (don’t ask me why they have interstate highways on an island), looks serene snaking through the mountains.
And here’s an “after” shot of my muddy adventure.
Until next time, Mahalo,
I hiked to my first waterfall in Hawaii yesterday!
The trail leading up to the falls is well shaded (which my healing sunburn appreciated very much), and very lush.
Look at how green the canopy is! It was wet, as it is a rainforest, and that made the trail slippery and very muddy at some points. It also makes the perfect conditions for mosquitos. There were swarms of them, and I took home plenty of welts as a souvenir of this trek. But we managed to slip and slide our way up to the falls without donating too much blood.
The way back down was even more challenging, so I grabbed a piece of bamboo lying along the side of the trail and used it as a walking stick. I left it at the beginning of the trail for the next hiker to use.
I would definitely do this hike again, but with bug repellant!