Monday, June 4, 2012

Hiking in Maui

We spent one day hiking to some waterfalls called Twin Falls. I was a little hesitant to go on a hike with the family, I don't recall ever going on a hike as a family before, but I knew the draw of the seeing the water falls would help the kids get there.  We had a great time!  We found some falls that were fairly close and not much of a hike in a guide book called Twin Falls. Seeing the waterfalls was better than described in the books.  Beautiful, cool, clean water was a great change from the sticky salt water.  The second waterfall had some teenagers jumping off the cliffs, so the kids and I climbed to the top.  The kids wouldn't jump of the top with me, but I talked them into taking the plunge farther down the cliff.  The same teenagers told us about a few more waterfalls farther up stream so we attempted to follow the trail and found another pristine pool with a smaller water fall.  Even Monica couldn't resist a dip in our own secluded water fall.  We attempted to follow the trail even farther up stream but kept having a hard time finding the trail.  It gave me memories of walking through Tiajuana as a kid with my family as my Dad kept insisting that we weren't lost.  We were lost then in Mexico and now as the father of my own family, I'll admit we were lost in Maui too.  It didn't take much to find our way back down and on to the main trail again.  All in all, I think we're gonna see some more family hikes in our future.