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Mo'omomi Preserve

Sand Dunes on Moloka'i's north coast

I headed north and west from Moloka'i's one-stop-sign main town of Kaunakakai to the Mo'omomi Preserve, a beautiful natural area featuring sand dunes and lithified sandstone cliffs. If you drive through Ho'olehua then head west you'll eventually find yourself on a red dirt road which will end at a gate. You are not supposed to enter the preserve without permission (guided tours are occasionally available).

When I was on Moloka'i there were no tours available so I headed in by myself. I was the only person in the entire park, and it was a gorgeous and desolate place.



Beach and lithified cliffs
Mo'omomi Preserve, Moloka'i (May 9th, '08)



Alone on the beach
Mo'omomi Preserve, Moloka'i (May 9th, '08)



Typical helpful roadside sign on Moloka'i
Mo'omomi Preserve, Moloka'i (May 9th, '08)



Lithified cliffs
Mo'omomi Preserve, Moloka'i (May 9th, '08)



Formations in the sandstone cliffs
Mo'omomi Preserve, Moloka'i (May 9th, '08)



Formations in the sandstone cliffs
Mo'omomi Preserve, Moloka'i (May 9th, '08)



An eerie tree tunnel on the Mo'omomi trail
Mo'omomi Preserve, Moloka'i (May 9th, '08)



Looking back along the Mo'omomi trail
Mo'omomi Preserve, Moloka'i (May 9th, '08)

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