Happy Friday!!! Woo!! We have almost made it to another weekend!!! We only have a few plans this weekend, which I am all about, but I am sure the plans will pile on as the day goes on. 🙂
One of my favorite outdoor activities is hiking! When we were living in Utah we frequently woke up on the weekends with hiking being at the top of our priority list for the day. After being in Dallas where there is no hiking, we sure are happy to have a few hills in Tennessee. But they are nothing like the mountains in Hawaii!
My sister’s boyfriend’s friend happened to be in Maui the same time we were there. He takes a family vacation to Maui ever year and knew all the good hiking trails… or so we thought. 😉
Once we arrived at Iao Valley State Park , we parked and headed for the path. We followed the path until the end, which isn’t very far. Then we were led over a guard rail to the “real” hike.
This picture doesn’t even do this view justice.
The hike began quite easy, but got difficult really quickly. There was a lot of brush and MUD.
Taking in the views while trying not to get eaten by mosquitoes and stuck in the mud. 😉
Once we got going it was a pretty neat hike, but way way wayyyy too muddy for my liking. 🙂
On Friday we did the hike that was near our condo we stayed at. We had been eyeing it all week long so we decided to give it a go. From the bottom (and in this picture) it doesn’t look steep at all… but I can assure you that it was very very steep. It was almost like steps up onto rocks the entire time. The top is about an hour and a half up to the windmills. We made it about halfway before turning back. 🙂 My husband was a little winded. 😉
Hiking/walking/running are some of the best ways to explore a new place and get a little exercise! We had such a fun time!! Although I have probably 500 more pictures of Hawaii, this is officially my last little recap of our vacation!!! We really enjoyed our time on all our adventures and would highly recommend a trip to Maui! I can’t wait for our next adventure!!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the cooler weather coming through! If you are in Florida, please stay safe!! Thinking of you all.
- What are you all up to this weekend?
- Favorite place you have ever gone hiking?
- Favorite TV show currently?