Monday, August 16, 2010
Last Thursday I went with 4 others from the farm on the most spectacular hike. We started by crossing a river (I made this much harder than it needed to be by crossing through the roughest spot) then hiked up a steep, rocky Z trail out of Waipio Valley, through 13 winding, wooded gulches, down into Waimanu Valley and aross another river to the camping spots. A 5 hour hike in, two nights there and back out. The Waimanu Valley is incredible, tucked away, and radiates something special. I'll let the pictures tell the story, though they don't even begin to capture the experience.
What I do not have documented is the amount of ramen noodles we consumed, the size of the roaches (about the size of an iPhone?), the thrill of swimming in a raging waterfall and the power of an intense yoga session on the beach between two massive cliffs.