Monday, July 6

The Best Hike Ever!

Waipio Valley...Amazing!
We had to get to this fall. It was too much to pass up.
Hanalei...what a trooper. She has been on some amazing hikes for a three-month-old.
We found a tree with a fruit that looked like a bread fruit. I think it might be a Jack Fruit. It was growing from the trunk of the tree and not the branch...strange.
It got pretty thick in here with beautiful plants.
We also found a guava that Mike and Kendra both enjoyed.
Something about barbed wire fences that gets Rusty all fired up.
This is where we had to say good bye to Hanalei. No, we didn't leave her by her self. Kendra volunteered to stay with our sleeping baby. I think Kendra and Hanalei were glad they didn't have to swim through the cold, deep river water.
Off we went on the trail that crossed the river too many times to count. On our way we spotted this gem. A place to....
Jump of course! Rusty tried a gainer first but found it wasn't high enough to get that rotation.
Mike decided to save face and jump in feet first.
This jump may not seem that exciting, it wasn't much when compared to other cliffs we've jumped. But the view, hands down the best.

We went through some bamboo forests.
And before long we had made it to one of the tallest falls i've ever seen.
What a fabulous day! Thanks Kendra for watching Hanalei.


Meg Barry said...

Wow! That is spectacular. Hey we live in Sunnyvale...bout 30 minutes from San Fran. If you are going to be close to that we would LOVE to see you!

Kelsey Kamauu said...

so cool! such a beautiful place! :)

Jennifer said...

Sus! Where did your hair go and what did you name your cat?????

The Shoogs said...

The place looks awesome. SOunds like you all had a blast. Keepin it real. It was good to see you on Saturday. Take care, ShawnDawg

M. said...

okay, I know this is a random comment, but you seriously have the LONGEST legs! I'm slightly jealous... I will get to HI one of these days!

Erin and James said...

what a gorgeous hike! i love the second to last pic of you! babies are such good troopers!

Jess said...

Wow!! Those are incredible pictures. You know you guys are crazy right? The craziest thing I've ever done is a 5 hour hike with some nutty girl in Hawaii. You look awesome by the way!

Oly and Bre's Blog said...

Wow! You weren't kidding. That look looks like it was beautiful. We will have to check it out next time we get over there!

Ryan and Megan said...

Alright- I'll admit it. That hike does look impressive. BUT- I can guarantee you an even better one in Buffalo, NY. Don't think that this is not another pathetic attempt to get you guys to come visit us. Alright it is- we miss you!!!