Saturday, September 29, 2012

Greg and Nicole: day 2

A long drive to the west side of the island and up, up, up to about 3400 feet to the Waimea Canyon lookout.  This area is often called the Grand Canyon of Hawaii.
Next, a hike down, down about 2.5 miles to the Wiliwili Camp before climbing 2300 feet back UP!  You all just go on ahead, I'll go as slowly as I need to and turn around when I've gone far enough. 
We took the the Kukui Trail.  Wiliwili Camp is at the Waimea River.
Only a slight downward slope here, but it kept getting steeper.
Beautiful views along the way.
I looked at the trail leading steeply down from a hairpin turn at about 0.4 mile and decided that was enough for me.  Back to the car to read and wait. 
Nicole, Greg and Dick turned around at the 1.5 mile point and trudged back up.  They hiked for about 3 hours - ugh!  Now, time for a reward for all our effort:  a Puka Dog. 
Polish sausage (of course), secret sauce, and your of fruit relish all wrapped in a very fresh bun that was more like a pig-in-a-blanket.
Surprisingly delicious!
 Next reward, just next door. 
 Excellent gelato, all made on the premises including the best waffle cone I've ever tasted.
Both Puka Dog and Papalani are located in Poi'pu Shopping Village. 

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