After Sunday's near death experience on a rugged trail (at this link), I looked for a easy hike along a paved road. So I drove up to the Pali Overlook.
It hosted the last battle with King Kamehameha as he pushed back opposing forces in his quest to unite the islands as the Kingdom of Hawaii.
The outlook offers a panoramic view of Kaneohe Bay. The outlook leads to the Old Pali Highway - a paved road turned hiking path. Yet it hugged the side of the mountain. I noticed the sign, "Watch for Falling Rocks". The wind picked up. The clouds threatened rain. I was uncomfortable venturing down the path on my own. So I'll return with my children on the weekend.
My guide book listed a "secret waterfall" under the Pali Highway enroute back to Honolulu. So I parked in the nearest overlook, giving me a view of this temple. I hugged the road (what's up with so much hugging?), rounded the corner, and found a dirt path heading into the dense trees (what's up with so many dirt paths?).
Kim in Hawaii
|Another view from the Pali Overlook|