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Time Travel to a Tropical Pool

Hana Highway, Maui
March 20, 2008

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One day we drove our respective rentals east, out past Paia where the hippies live, and onto the Hana Highway, to a place the McCannells know where you can take an easy hike up to waterfalls and swimming pools.

The land out there shows its history in many ways, from the volcanic rock, cleaved, exposing ledges where rain water tumbles into cool pools, to the canals and channels dug in the 19th century by Chinese laborers, that brought water to the sugar rifineries. We view it through our own lens, as a neglected set from an Indiana Jones movie or a secret passage to the backside of The Jungle Cruise.