Hawaii Hiking and Exploring -- 2006

Date Activities

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October 14

Fly to Hilo - rent car(s) - Check into Kulaniapia  Inn.

October 15


Walk the B&B paths.  MAGNITUDE 6.7 EARTHQUAKE!!! People in the B&B felt it much more than the hikers did.

Visit Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. Private tour by Jeff Boggelin. Beautiful plants and flowers.

Lunch in Honomu at the Woodshop Gallery Cafe.

Hike to Akaka Falls (442 feet) and Kahuna Falls (417 feet).

Drive north along the Hamakua Coast. Much debris on the road from the earthquake; boulders, landslides, trees.

Visit Laupahoehoe Beach where the 1946 tsunami killed many students.

Drive to a view of the lava from the east end of the road.


October 16


Visit Rainbow Falls.

Walk Lili'uokalani Park.

Drive to Volcanoes National Park. Check into My Island  B&B.

Kilauea Visitors' Center, Volcano Art Center Gallery and Volcano House.

Lunch at Kilauea Golf Course.

Hike Thurstonís Lava Tube in the rain.

Listen to stories of Hawaii by Gordon Morse.

Dinner at Kilauea Lodge (not recommended).




October 17


Drive the Crater Rim Drive. Stops at Kilauea Overlook, Jagger Museum at the Volcano Observatory, Halema'uma'u Overlook and the 1974 Lava Flow.

Hike Devastation Trail to Pu'u Pua'i Overlook.

Hike Kilauea Iki Crater.

Lunch at Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano.

Pu'u Loa Petroglyph hike.

View Holei Sea Arch.

Picnic dinner at the ocean watching the steam clouds from lava pouring into the ocean.


October 18

Visit the Akatsuka Orchid Garden.

Stroll the Farmer's Market and downtown Hilo

Fly to Maui - rent cars. Check into Hale Ho'okipa Inn.


October 19

Visit Lahaina and Banyan Tree. Snorkel at Blackrock. Lunch at Honolua Store.

Hike to Nakalele Blowhole.

Drive the narrow but picturesque North Shore Road.


October 20

Hike Haleakula Crater from top to Halemau'u (Arne, Dave, David, Debbie, Peter, Sara, Tony).

Breakfast at Kula Lodge. Lunch at Four Seasons (Carolyn, Kay and Chuck).

Dinner at Casanova in Makawao.



October 21

Drive to south end of Wailea. Beach at south end of Maui Prince Hotel.

View of Kahoolawe and Molokini from Makena Bay.

Lunch in Kihei at Philly's Blue Plate Diner.

Visit Iao Valley and the Needle.

Dinner at Haili'imaile General Store.


October 22

Drive up Haleakala for clear views. Lunch in Pa'ia at Pa'ia Fish Market and Cafe Milagros. Stroll the shops. Visit Ho'okena Beach to watch wind surfers.

Dinner at Thailand Cuisine in Kahului.

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