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  • Northern Big Island Hikes -Pololu Valley and Waipio Valley

    Pololu Valley Hike

    This was a very interesting hike which took us through a variety of different landscapes. The 5 mile hike with 1000 foot elevation gain started with a black sand beach after an initial downhill switchback, meadows growing on sand dunes and a very humid jungle of Pandanus and mango trees. Our trail was adorned with giant ferns as we trudged along the mud.

  • Volcanoes National Park, HI

    Geology of the Hawaiian Islands

    I find that I appreciate a place more when I know how it got there.  The stories of its origin, its geology, adds to the depth of what I see before me.  We learned some interesting geology facts from a Ranger talk and a sign posted at the Hohei Sea Arch trailhead. Volcanoes National Park consists of Mauna Loa and Kilauea Volcanoes.  I've included the other 3 volcanoes here for the sake of completeness.

  • Green Sand Beach (Papakolea) and Black Sand Beach

    Green Sand Beach - Papakolea Beach, near South Point, Big Island, HI

    The hike to Green Sand Beach was 5 to 5.5 mile roundtrip from the parking lot to Green Sand Beach, depending on the route you take. Locals offer a shuttle ride on the back of a pick up truck though I saw no prices listed.

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We are a family with 3 kids looking to explore the world on a budget, one step at a time. We hike, bike, visit museums, geologic and historic parks, all in a bid to get to know our surroundings a little better. Come join us, then go out to make your own memories!

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