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May 17, 2018 - Road to Hana

Left the hotel at 7:15 headed for the road to Hana. Stopped in Paia for coffee and something to eat. Started the app we downloaded and headed for Hana. Only about 40 miles, but over 600 hairpin turns, and 56 one lane bridges. Our first stop was at the Keanae Arboretum. Nice walk thru lovely plants. Wet. It rains frequently. Stopped at the Keanae peninsula, rare flat land along this coast. Rugged. Black rocks. Stopped for fresh pineapple and banana bread. Next stop, Halfway to Hana shop for more banana bread. Both good! Seems to be a thing...

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Oahu and Maui

Jan 13, 2016 - Hana Highway

Hana, Maui, HI We had an early commuter flight over to the island of Maui today so we drove into Hilo in incredible pitch black illuminated only by car headlights. It was a short flight so we picked up a rental car and headed down the Hāna Highway. The Hāna Highway is 64.4 miles long. It is very winding and narrow and passes over 59 bridges, 46 of which are only one lane wide. There are approximately 620 curves, virtually all of it through lush, tropical rainforest. Many of the concrete and steel bridges date back to 1910 and all but one...

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Hawaii 5-0

Sep 19, 2015 - today it is off to Hana

Today it is off to breakfast, a stop at the local swap meet, some shopping for food and off on the road to Hana. Was a great trip as Robert was driving so I had plenty of time to look around, this is one of the breathtaking drives in Maui almost like a roller-coaster ride, with over 600 sharp turns and 50 some one way bridges, lots of waterfalls and scenic views, cliffs over looking the ocean and lots of colorful flowers. We stop at a road side park in Keanae for lunch then on to our guesthouse in Hana where we stayed the night. After...

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Off to Hawaii

Apr 11, 2014 - The Road to Hana, 6

So this is the last section of the Road to Hana blog. Just some miscellaneous pictures that didn't fit into other categories. This was truly one fun ride - I can't imagine doing it on anything other than a motorcycle, sore tush and all. It was awesome!

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Apr 11, 2014 - The Road to Hana, 5

Almost to Hana! We stopped at the Wai'anapanapa (why-a-nah-pah-nah-pah) Park to eat our lunch. Little did we know that we would find so much more to do while we were there! This was a beautiful park set on the side of the northeast shore overlooking one of the last lava flows from the Haleakala volcano. There is a rare volcanic black sand beach, a blow hole, a lava tube, caves and beautiful walking trails. So after we ate our lunch, we began to explore. This turned out to be one of our favorite stops on the ride. I hope you enjoy all the...

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Mar 26, 2014 - Maui day 1

Drive across Big Island... Island hop! Oh yea... Road to Hana here we come! Fruit stands. beautiful garden. Peacock!!! New favorite fruit... apple banana... almost forgot about the ice cream in coconuts! Metal Mike's pretzels... i really wanted one! Wish you were open

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Jan 22, 2014 - Tues. Jan. 21 - Road to Hana (and back)

Rather than use a bus, which can't negotiate the curved Road to Hana, we took a nine-passenger van and a minibus that carried 22. Hana is a very small town on the south end of Maui. The trip is about the journey and not the destination because there really isn't anyplace to go to or to see except the scenery. The road is a 50 mile, 2 lane very windy road way (think Scioto or Athens counties), with 54 one-land bridges. The van driver pointed out where Woody Harrelson lives. We stopped at an area that was the site of a very large temple and...

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Sep 11, 2011 - Highway to Hell.... or Heaven?

This morning, we started out a little later than we would have liked. Chris had a hard time getting motivated as we was working on some computer work. Instead of striking out between 7 and 8, we left around 8:30/8:45. The weather was perfect. The Hana area has a reputation for lots of rain (hence why everything is so lush on that side of the island), but we enjoyed a sunny day on our trip. Rain helps the waterfalls flow, so the numerous waterfalls along our journey were more like trickles. I can imagine how wonderful they look after a...

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Apr 6, 2011 - HAWAII - Insel MAUI: Road to Hana

Die Strasse nach Hana, 1 Highlight Hawaiis. Zum Glueck haben die Amis nur Automatikgetriebe-Autos, ansonsten gaebe es hier ein wildes Auf- und Abgeschalte auf dieser, einer der Traumstrassen der Welt. Schwindelanfaellige Leute sollten sich gut ueberlegen, ob sie diese wunderschoene, kurvenreiche Strasse in Anspruch nehmen wollen. Wobei...die sicherheitsbedachten Amerikaner haben auch hier den Spass begrenzt: auf eine Hoechstgeschwindigkeit von 15 mph (ca. 23 km/h)! Na ja. So dauert es auch ein paar Stunden ehe man die Meilen hinter sich...

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Feb 25, 2011 - Maui - Day 19 - Hana Waterfalls

Day 19 (Feb 25th) We survived the drive to Hana and back to Kahului. The twists and turns were actually quite fun and the birds on the road seem to play last minute suicide with you, standing right in your path and not moving until last minute. You wait to hear a thud but no red dot on the road ever appears so all is good. We could not continue on Highway 31 up to a vineyard we wanted to see due to the road being washed out by a flash flood so we had to turn around and go back up the way we came. It was actually very nice, we got up early...

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Sep 18, 2009 - Adventures

I woke up early to catch a glimpse of the sunrise and Zach joined me shortly after. The view was amazing! We then went back to our campsite where Kayley and Ben were making breakfast. After devouring our delicious meal, we all took off for a cave adventure. The six of us managed to get into the cold fresh water pool just beneath the cave, but only Ben, Zach, and Daniel ventured deeper into the unknown. (Zach’s inserted story: We had to crawl through a crevice a little bit wider and taller than me laying on my back to get into this cave....

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Sep 17, 2009 - Camping in Wainapanapa State Park

Zach started his morning early by running 6.6 miles around Kihei at 6:15am. I woke up shortly after and nudged Ben (still asleep on the couch) for directions to the closest beach. Zach met me at the beach after his run and after spending a little time enjoying the water, sun, and view we walked around the area. We visited a health food store for protein bars, a food hut for a papaya boat & coffee drink (a Maui Mocha Monkey … chocolate & banana coffee smoothie), and finally the ABC store for Zach’s breakfast of 2 spam musubis. After our...

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