A Hike in the Haleakala National Park
Today we took a beautiful hike in the
. It’s a two mile hike up a foothill of the Halekala Volcano with the destination being the 400 foot Haleakala National Park . There are so many waterfalls here in Waimoka Falls Maui, it’s easy to say, oh, look, another waterfall, but today’s was exceptional.
One of the highlights was walking through a mile of bamboo rain forest. A rain forest or jungle –what’s the difference? We looked it up: a rainforest doesn’t have much dense growth on the ground because the trees make it too dark. A jungle grows when the trees are cleared or cut back and thick foliage grows on the ground.) So, by this definition, it was definitely a rain forest.
The bamboo is straight up, none being more than a baseball bat’s width and close together. We couldn’t see farther than ten feet in. And when the breeze blew, it was a hundred wind chimes above.