Behind the Scenes: Summer Vacation (June 16 update)

Behind the Scenes: Summer Vacation (Day 6, June 17 update)

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE, Hawaii – After our failure to reach the bottom of the Waipi’o Valley on Sunday, we made it a point that we were not going to be defeated by the Pololu Valley.

I mean, the trail was only a 13-percent grade. Half as bad as Waipi’o.

While heading down the very steep, mile-long, 420-foot descent we noticed that nearly every single person coming up needed frequent breaks, was covered in sweat and potentially dying.

That didn’t deter us and the valley was more than worth it. A secluded black sand beach, stunning vistas, rope swings, peace and tranquility awaited us.

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