Hawaii Trip, Days 1-2: First Impressions, Maunawili Falls, and Pillbox Hike (Ka’iwa Ridge)


A quick introduction – 5 of my best friends from college and I took a 10 day trip to Hawaii in May of 2008, after we all graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). We viewed this as our last hurrah before we all starting going our separate ways. We had all met as freshmen living on the same floor in the dorms, and had stuck together since then, as roommates and great friends. Traveling with me (your humble narrator for this journey) were Daniel (“Neubs”), Danny, Chen, Sal, and Dave. We were staying with Daniel’s family, who had moved out to Hawaii from Tampa a few years earlier.

I don’t know if we could have possibly had a better first day in Hawaii. A secluded waterfall (complete with jumping platform) and the best view on the island, all in one day? Yeah, I will take that – with an extra helping of awesome, please. Continue reading Hawaii Trip, Days 1-2: First Impressions, Maunawili Falls, and Pillbox Hike (Ka’iwa Ridge)