View from Waihou Spring Lookout, facing west.
Sandy: We intended to hike in the Makawao Forest Reserve but missed a turn and ended up at Waihou Spring Forest Reserve. It was just as well because we got a very late start and since sunset was only 2 hours away, we thought it prudent to take a short hike. The hiking path began at about 3,700 feet, took us through an experimental plantation of Monterey cypress, pines, eucalypti and koa were planted in the 1920s. What is odd is that we felt like we were hiking in California because all the trees except for the koas were so familiar to us. It wasn’t easy to get hiking recommendations, maps or directions to trail heads. (Maui relies heavily on tourists and guiding hikes is a commodity so not much is shared on the internet.) If we hadn’t made the wrong turn we wouldn’t have seen the beautiful community of Makawao – serene, great views, a lot of open space between homes.
Sandy’s tear long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.