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The Halawa Valley Road

The highway along Moloka'i's east coast turns into a Hana-esque switch-back laden route as you head towards Halawa Valley at the far end. Take your time along this route to stop at the Mapulehu Mango Grove and the view of Mokuhooniki (a nature preserve) offshore.



Mango Grove
East Coast, Moloka'i (May 10th, '08)



Mokuhooniki Island off the coast
East Coast, Moloka'i (May 5th, '08)



Eastern coastline.
East Coast, Moloka'i (May 5th, '08)

The road ends at a trail into the Halawa Valley. You'll need a guided tour to make it to the falls (unfortunely there was no tour when I was on the island).



The road to the waterfalls
Halawa Valley, Moloka'i (May 5th, '08)



Giant Ficus roots along the road to Halawa Valley
East Coast, Moloka'i (May 5th, '08)

Near the end of the road I took a moment to look at the ruins from the Halawa Congregational Church which was wiped out along with Halawa's taro farming community by the 1946 tsunami.



Ruins from the tsunami
Halawa Valley, Moloka'i (May 5th, '08)

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