Various spots along the Hana Hiway


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The drive on  the Hana Hiway was an all day adventure with so many highlights.  The next time I vacation on Maui, I intend to spend a night or two in Hana just because there are so many beautiful spots around there.  Also the area is so much more rural than the major resort areas.

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We stopped at this wide spot in the road to gawk at the view.
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The road was quite curvy and narrow.  Almost every turn offered another spectacular vista.
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We took several turn offs and side roads.  I didn't record the names of any of them.
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We were just driving around.  Looking at stuff and having fun. Sometime I get tired of taking pictures.  Frequently I don't document what I'm taking pictures of.  Oh well.
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We could have driven the Jeep on the beach, but it just didn't seem necessary.
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These flowers were everywhere.  Guy knows what they are... he lived in Hawaii for several months while going to college.
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We drove past a bamboo forest.  Didn't get of picture of that either.  You'll have to check it out for yourself.
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A jeep isn't the most comfortable or roomy car for an all day drive. But when you factor in the convertible with the unobstructed view and 4-wheel drive (only used that 2 times on Maui -- and even then it was required) the Jeep was great.
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Greg & Guy.
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The Hana Hiway climbs quite high in places.
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From one of the highest points, we took a side trip for a couple miles down to this marvelous, rugged shore where the surf was pounding in.
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Nice tan.  (Lots of it too!)
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Jack and I are "roommates".
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A 1.2 MB movie. It is kind of nice. My best little movie on the trip.
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Where Jack is standing, there is a hole that goes through the rock. You could feel it shake as the waves hit it.
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After we left here, the next stop was the "Blue Pool". (Separate set of pictures for that.)
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After the Blue Pool we went to the State Park that is famous for the black sand beach.
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I'm not a sun worshipper, but I did work on this tan.  I went to the "electric beach" in Seattle to be pre-tanned to avoid burning.
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While in Hawaii, I didn't use any sunscreen, but I did keep my skin greased up with coconut oil.  I never peeled or burned except for a little bit on my nose.
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This is also at the black sand beach state park.
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Jack, who loves caves and such stuff, went in a little ways, but not very far.
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I only like caves when I can still see the sky out of the opening.
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We are now on the part of the Hana Hiway which will void your car rental agreement.  What a joke. This road is in great shape. If you ever go to Maui, don't be afraid to drive all the way around the Hana Hiway in any type of car.
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Did I mention that it was spectacular, everywhere we looked.
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Three Jackasses.

(Greg wanted me to give that title to this picture.)
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Mt Haleakala in the background.
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This store was built in 1925.
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Besides having food and beverages, they also had a minor museum of various odd and ends that had been collected over the years.
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As we continued around the island, we came to the "dry side".
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I didn't capture it with a movie, but grasses were waving in the wind like "amber waves of grain".
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Through this part the road is paved and in excellent condition... a little narrow, but without a lot of curves (we rarely go straight), and a lot of ups and downs like a roller coaster as there was very little rock removed to put in the road.
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We made one curve in the road and suddenly it is green.  One more mile and it is lush again.
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Side trips from the Hana Hiway:
A Side Trip to the "Blue Pool"
My Favorite Spot on Maui -- Red Beach in Hana

Various Places Around Maui


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