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May 26

Iao Valley

The Iao Valley State Park is the sight of the Iao Needle.

Iao Needle

Iao Needle

The unique shape of the needle has been formed by many centuries of erosion.

Iao Valley

Iao Valley

The beautiful and sacred valley is the sight of the most epic battle in Maui’s history when Kamehameha I brought forces from the Big Island in 1790 to conquer and claim the island of Maui.

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After reading James Michener’s novel Hawaii a few years ago, I have been absolutely fascinated by the history of this beautiful state. I do realize, however, that many of you don’t visit my blog for history lessons…

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If you care to read more about the Kepaniwai  Battle or Battle of the Dammed Waters, I have supplied a link for you here.

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Taro Patches at Iao Valley

Taro Patches at Iao Valley

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Taro

DSC_0958-2 DSC_0983DSC_0979DSC_0905DSC_0969Iao Needle later in the morning as the clouds start moving in.

DSC_0992Yes, they were really growing in this direction.

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Do you see the grumpy face on the rock?

Do you see the grumpy face on the rock?

 

Chickens in the parking area on the way into the park

Chickens in the parking area on the way into the park…

 

...and chickens in the parking area on the way out.

…and chickens in the parking area on the way out.

 

 

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Aloha and mahalo (thank you) for stopping by!

Texas Girl Finds Aloha

 

2 comments

  1. Tracy Bulla

    Beautiful!

  2. Texas Girl Finds Aloha

    Thank you, Tracy! It was beautiful!

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