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Old 01-25-2013, 06:38 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by lilpooh108 View Post
We took it the year of the big fire in Kahului...where they shut down the roads all day. It was probably like 2005 or 2006. I remember on the map they handed out they dotted out that road that was washed out meaning that was not a road so it would have been a "no no" as far as Alamo was concerned.

We talked to some locals near the winery who told us it was driveable. It was...it was just (as you said) washed out. It would have been dangerous if the tide had come in though...and you know in Hawaii it comes in fast so probably in hindsight (and now having had 2 kids) it wasn't the best decision. But my husband and I were still living dangerously at the time
Thanks, I do remember it being a little scary though.
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We made the drive many years ago. It was well worth it stopped at waterfalls and did some swimming. One waterfall went from a trickle to a torrent in minutes. Swam in the sacred pools and continued to Lindbergh's grave sight.

The back road was dirt in most spots but nothing the mustang I rented from Alamo couldnt handle. Maybe the bottom got a little scraped up I didnt see any grass farmers selling bags but did see a lot of cows
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We drove once and once we did the tour where you fly back via helicopter and it was amazing!!!!!!!! We stopped and were told what was native and what not and fed a few mongoose as well !
We did this too and when i was the driver and missed out on a lot. When we did the tour we took a custom van where everyone had a captains seat and a full window and then we took the copter back over Haleakala. I would do this tour again.
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I've done the drive a couple of times on our own - the road is paved now (it didn't USED TO BE). We enjoyed it and would do it again but not with DS with us. Spending all day in a car "sightseeing" waterfalls is not his idea of a good time!! I would not take kids on the road to Hana. It's a long day. I DO hope to make it back up to Haleakala tho on our next trip. That's another thing we skipped on our last trip to Maui because we had DS with us. Didn't think he'd go for the getting up at 2:30 AM thing. But now he's a swimmer and we're all pretty much used to the o'dark-thirty hours so I want to go go again!! It's a good excuse for a do-nothing-but-lounge-around-the-pool kind of day for the rest of your day!! IMO the Road to Hana should be done at least once if you're kid-free!! But just do it on your own and take your time...and as others have already said head back well before dark!!

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[QUOTE=Anal Annie;47316956]I've done the drive a couple of times on our own - the road is paved now (it didn't USED TO BE). We enjoyed it and would do it again but not with DS with us. Spending all day in a car "sightseeing" waterfalls is not his idea of a good time!! I would not take kids on the road to Hana. It's a long day. QUOTE]

I think it depends on the kids. Mine were, 9, 10 and 12 and loved it. I think it is in the planning too. We did geocaching, hiking, swimming in the ocean, swimming in waterfalls, explored blow holes, lava tubes, and tidal pools. The kids loved it all and the adventure!
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