Here's the drone footage from the rescue of stranded hikers due to flash floods from August 24. Notice at the :25 mark when the whitewater from the waterfall rapidly expands while a hiker is in the water at the top of the fall. At :46 mark, the man, unable to hold on, goes over the waterfall. Do you think those requiring rescue from emergency personnel should have to pay for … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Drone captures escape and rescue from a flash flood “Commando” hike in Maui, Hawaii
We had just finished a grueling, hot, humid Lahaina-Pali trail hike on a Sunday morning when we discovered that we locked our keys to the car parked on the Lahaina side in the car over on the Kihei side. We were sweaty, dirty, stinky and exhausted when this generous Hana raised guy offered to drive us back to the other side in his clean car. He gave us both beautiful clean … [Read more...] about Eh nice guy who helped us after our Pali Trail hike!
FREIGHT TRAINS SAVED! Twenty-three years is a long time to fight for a surf spot, but that’s exactly what surfers from Maui and around the world have done in Ma‘alaea. For decades the US Army Corps of Engineers and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources have been putting forth plans to expand Ma‘alaea Harbor. Their reasoning was to allow for harbor expansion, but … [Read more...] about Freight Trains Saved But Maui Beaches Eroding While MECO Wants Another Rate Hike