Category: Hawaii

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Two Volcanoes – Mauna Kea & Mauna Loa

My second to last day on the island was spent checking off one final box on my list. While I had driven and explored the entire circumference of the island along the roughly 200 miles of highway that circumnavigate the island, I had failed to drive the 50 miles of...

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Pu’Ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Pu’Ukohola Heiau National Historic Site was the final feature I visited on the island and the 4th (and final) National Park on the big island. The site preserves the ruins of the last major Ancient Hawaiian temple, and other historic sites. The Temple on the Hill of the Whale was...

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Pololū Valley

Pololū is the Northernmost series of erosional valleys forming the east coast of Kohala Mountain on the big island. The valley forms a deep cut in the side of Kohala Mountain where Pololū stream makes it’s way to the ocean. It also happens to be the a-typical scenery of Hawaii...

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Lapakahi State Historical Park

Lapakahi State Historical Park is a large area of ruins from an Ancient Hawaiian fishing village,  added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Not much remains but for a reconstructed hut, a few stone walls, and a trail that lead you to the ocean and back. Coming...