View at the top of the Ridge...Looking over Waimanalo & Windward side.
When I hiked this trail the first time back in October, we got to the summit only to find we were in the clouds. No view at all. This time, we got there in time to have a view for about 60 seconds before the clouds rolled in!
Although this was not taken on a hike, it's worth sharing/remembering. For the four days that I was on Maui, it felt like there was a rainbow at every turn. We were there during a storm (rain & wind). However, rain in Hawaii usually means there is a rainbow somewhere. :-)
I traveled to Maui recently with some family that was visiting. We hiked part of Waiakoa Loop Trail which is on the slopes of Haleakala. I say we hiked part of the trail because it seems we missed a right turn and continued straight on 'a trail' which may have been for cattle (we ran into several cows)! That brought some excitement to the hike!
It was interesting hiking in the clouds! Having a rainbow present for a good portion of the hike was really wonderful. Could not have asked for better views or weather. :-)