Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Maha'uelpa and Ha'ula Beach Hike

I told Joanne that this would be mostly a hiking vacation, but the mountains are too steep and muddy to tackle this trip.  So, we are staying to beach hikes.
These two beaches were listed in last month's Outside Magazine as Hawaii's best two beaches.  I don't know if I would say that, but it was a fun day hike.
My friend Gary is a geologist, and gave some pointers on cool geology to look for.

We crossed ancient lithified sand dunes that are being eroded by the ocean.

And crossed active sand dunes that are being deposited today.  Pretty cool!

1 comment:

  1. Ok so now I'm going to look up 'lithified'! Some of your hiking on the beaches looks fairly rugged . Not what I think of when I think of a beach in Hawaii. I learn something new every time you two take a vacation. Keep up the good work. Love your reports on it all. Peggy