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‪#‎Makauwahi‬ Cave ‪#‎Reserve‬
To get to Maha’ulepu ‪#‎Beach‬ you’ll have to take a beautiful beach stroll along the ‪#‎Maha‬’ulepu Heritage Trail, or drive down a rough, rutted out, old dirt road in your car. No brainer, right? There is a treat not to miss on this trail as you’re nearing the two-mile point.
ust before reaching Maha’ulepu Beach, you’ll be approaching the Makauwahi Cave Reserve, the largest limestone cave found in ‪#‎Hawaii‬. The Makauwahi Sinkhole is the main ‪#‎attraction‬ here and is accessible not far from the trail. To get there, turn left when you reach a small stream and follow the trail to a small entrance in the wall on the north side of the sinkhole.

Learn details here:
http://ponotaxi.com/blog/2014/…/07/makauwahi-cave-reserve-2/

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#Makaleha #Mountains

The Makaleha Mountains are immediately north and west of the town of Kapaa and are often drenched by a number of rainstorms. However, it has an abundance of rock that receives direct sunlight and dries quickly.

The Makaleha #Falls hike is a popular tourist attraction and will take you to the base of the range. The hike is about 1.5 hours of strenuous hiking with difficult trail finding for first timers. The Makaleha Mountainsare a mountain range in Kauai County on the eastern side of the #Hawaiian island of Kauai. The highest point is 3,071 feet (936.04 meters) above sea level

Learn details here:
http://ponotaxi.com/blog/2014/12/04/makaleha-mountains-4/

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#Makaleha #Mountains

The Makaleha Mountains are immediately north and west of the town of #Kapaa and are often drenched by a number of rainstorms. However, it has an abundance of rock that receives direct sunlight and dries quickly.

The Makaleha #Falls hike is a popular tourist attraction and will take you to the base of the range. The hike is about 1.5 hours of strenuous hiking with difficult trail finding for first timers. The #Makaleha Mountainsare a mountain range in Kauai County on the eastern side of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The highest point is 3,071 feet (936.04 meters) above sea level

Learn more:
http://ponotaxi.com/blog/2014/12/04/makaleha-mountains-4/

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#CAMP NAUE #YMCA
YMCA of Kauai #Camp Naue: Right on the #beach at #Haena and close to the start of Na Pali’s Kalalau Trail...

Camp Nauʻe #YMCA is a 12-acre (4.9 hectare) beachfront campground on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii. It contains five bunkhouses (cabins), bathrooms, showers, a pavilion, a kitchen and a dining hall. It is used by visiting campers as well as local youth groups. The campground is located directly on Haena Beach. Naue literally means “to move” in Hawaiian

Learn more:
http://ponotaxi.com/blog/2014/11/26/camp-naue-ymca-5/
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Honopū #Valley

#Honopū Valley and Beach sit along the northwest shore of the Hawaiian island of #Kauaʻi, on the #Na Pali coast. Honopū Valley is isolated and not easily accessible except by water. No landing of any aircraft or boat is allowed in #Honopū Valley or on its beach, so visitors must swim from an offshore boat or from neighboring Kalalau Beach.

Learn details here
http://ponotaxi.com/blog/#sthash.cZISrmC5.dpuf

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McBryde Garden
McBryde Garden is a botanical ark for threatened and endangered plants of the tropics. Located in the verdant #Lawai Valley, it is home to the world’s largest collection of native #Hawaiian species outside the wild, and extensive plantings of palms, flowering trees, ornamentals, orchids, and other plants from tropical regions. The landscape is a combination of sprawling expanses and niches of plantings, bordering a meandering stream. The Conservation & Horticulture Center serves as an intensive car unit for endangered species. The garden is adjacent to NTBG’s Allerton Garden. Garden vehicles bring visitors into these valley gardens from the Southshore #Visitors Center in Poipu.

Learn details here:
http://ponotaxi.com/blog/#sthash.cZISrmC5.dpuf

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#Honopū #Valley

Honopū Valley is a landmark valley within Nā Pali #Coast State #Park along the #northwest shore of Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi. It is known for its distinctive natural arch, which at approximately 90 feet (27 m) tall is the tallest in Hawaii. At the lower end of the valley is Honopū’s

The valley, because of the mystery surrounding the exodus of the people who lived there until the mid-19th century, is sometimes called “The Valley of the Lost Tribe.” In 1922, visiting archaeologists found several skulls thought to be primitive, #pre-Hawaiian people. Later studies of the valley and its artifacts determined all of its residents were clearly #Hawaiian, but the erroneous legend endures.

As the valley is so hidden and isolated, it is believed to be spiritual: it is a place of temples and burial grounds, and the source of many Hawaiian legends and myths. The burial site for the local chiefs was located on the surrounding cliffs. It was believed that once a chief died, his bones held a supernatural power, and if found by others they could be used against the chief’s tribe. When chiefs died, their bones were collected and taken to the cliffs, and the warrior who transported the bones had to die in order to ensure the secrecy of the location of the bones.

Learn more:
http://ponotaxi.com/blog/2014/11/17/honopu-valley-3/

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#Honopū #Valley

Honopū Valley is a landmark valley within Nā Pali #Coast State #Park along the #northwest shore of Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi. It is known for its distinctive natural arch, which at approximately 90 feet (27 m) tall is the tallest in Hawaii. At the lower end of the valley is Honopū’s

The valley, because of the mystery surrounding the exodus of the people who lived there until the mid-19th century, is sometimes called “The Valley of the Lost Tribe.” In 1922, visiting archaeologists found several skulls thought to be primitive, #pre-Hawaiian people. Later studies of the valley and its artifacts determined all of its residents were clearly #Hawaiian, but the erroneous legend endures.

As the valley is so hidden and isolated, it is believed to be spiritual: it is a place of temples and burial grounds, and the source of many Hawaiian legends and myths. The burial site for the local chiefs was located on the surrounding cliffs. It was believed that once a chief died, his bones held a supernatural power, and if found by others they could be used against the chief’s tribe. When chiefs died, their bones were collected and taken to the cliffs, and the warrior who transported the bones had to die in order to ensure the secrecy of the location of the bones.

Learn more:
http://ponotaxi.com/blog/2014/11/17/honopu-valley-3/

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#McBryde #Garden

McBryde Garden is part of the nonprofit #National Tropical #Botanical Garden.

#McBryde Garden is a botanical ark for threatened and endangered plants of the tropics. Located in the verdant Lawai #Valley, it is home to the world’s largest collection of native #Hawaiian species outside the wild, and extensive plantings of palms, flowering trees, ornamentals, orchids, and other plants from tropical regions. The landscape is a combination of sprawling expanses and niches of plantings, bordering a meandering stream. The Conservation & Horticulture Center serves as an intensive car unit for endangered species. The garden is adjacent to NTBG’s #Allerton Garden. Garden vehicles bring visitors into these valley gardens from the Southshore Visitors Center in Poipu.

Throughout this beautiful Lawai Valley, there are indications of traditional Hawaiian archaeological sites. The historic property was purchased from Queen Emma’s estate by the McByrde family in the 19th #century and used as a sugar plantation. In the 1930’s, philanthropist Robert Allerton acquired the property and with architect partner, John Gregg Allerton, built a home and transformed the plantation to a garden of rooms with interconnecting pathways.

Learn more:
http://ponotaxi.com/blog/2014/11/17/mcbryde-garden-3/

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IRAIVAN #TEMPLE

THE UNFOLDING #STORY OF HAWAII’S SAN MARGA IRAIVAN TEMPLE,
AMERICA’S ONLY ALL-GRANITE HINDU SANCTUARY

The San Marga Iraivan Temple is a white granite #stone Hindu temple sculpted in India and currently under construction on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The #temple is dedicated to the Hindu Deity Shiva. “Iraivan” means “He who is worshipped,” and is one of the oldest words for God in the Tamil language.

Learn more:
http://ponotaxi.com/blog/2014/10/09/iraivan-temple-4/
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