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Saint Paul, Minnesota
October 7, 2002
This is a location on the windward side of Maui where the moist trade winds zip up the 10,000 ft side of Mt. Haleakala, cooling as they rise. So it rains a lot and the lush foliage is proof of that. That and the waterfalls, which are many and splendid, and surprisingly cool, for a tropical venue.
When you reach the park area near Hana, there's a black sand beach, sea caves, a cascading waterfall through the "Seven Sacred Pools" (which locals know are neither seven nor sacred - but make a great story for tourists), hiking par excellence, and much history. So much that there's little time to take it in - if you must make the 50 mile scenic drive twice in a day. That's why a few days camping at Waianapanapa State Park caught our interest. Well! Not camping really, but staying in rustic cabins with kitchen facilities - at a very economical rate. Our first stay cost $7/person daily. Last time, it was $45/night for a party of four.
From journal Maui - off the beaten path