March 31 — The first of two areas we visited in Haleakala was Kipahulu. This is the area in the southeast section of this national park. We had a nice afternoon of hiking the Pipiwai Trail. This is an easy 3.7 miles round trip with an 800′ climb. Along the way we passed the 184-foot waterfall at Makahiku, and wound our way through bamboo and guava forests to the base of Waimoku Falls. With a 400′ water drop, this is one of the largest waterfalls in Hawaii. We finished our afternoon swimming in the pools at Ohe’o Gulch.
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