Maui and Molokai


The island is named after a mythilogical being who was said to have pulled the hawaiian islands from the sea. Maui is the second largest hawaiian island and the 17th largest Island in the U.S. Its highest peak is Haleakala. It is 727.2 sq miles and has a population of 144,444. The first ruler to unite all of maui under one royal family was King Piilani.
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Iao Valley State Park

A nice place to visit when you go to Maui is Iao Valley State Park. It is in Central Maui, just west of wailuku. The park is open from 7am to 7pm and it's $1 for walking and $5 for driving. It is 4,000 acres and 10 miles long. Its most recognizable landmark is the 1,200 foot Iao Needle, It is a green rock outcroping that overlooks the valley. In the battle of Kepaniwai the Iao Needle was used as a lookout point.

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Molokai is sometimes known as The Most Hawaiian Island because most of its population is native hawaiian decent. You can expore Halawa Valley where one of the oldest known settlements on molokai is. There are also many fishponds that were built hundereds of years ago and are still there. Western contact came to Molokai in the late 1800's. It is the fith largest Hawaiian Island. It is 260 sq miles and has a population of 7,404 people. Molokai is home to the highest sea cliffs in the world along its northeast coast.
Molokai Wandering

Kalaupapa National Historic Park

A nice place to visit in Molokai is Kalaupapa National Historic Park. You ride a mule on a 2.9 mile trail along the cliffs to the historic town of Kalaupapa where it is scenic, isolated and peaceful. You can also view Kalaupapa peninsula from the 1,000 foot elevation of Palaau State Park.
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