|Jo-Jos for coconut shaved ice - with mochi, coconut and cannellini beans (??) on the bottom|
|Just a sampling of the mud on the trails (at least this part was flat!)|
|Out in the swamps - don't worry we were rewarded with a fantastic view at the end!|
On the way back we discovered that we had actually been running next to an amazing valley - Kalalau Canyon. But it was so cloudy when we started that we had no idea! Lots of stops to take pictures of this amazing place on the way back. And we looked hardcore enough that we got asked to be in the pictures with the Japanese tourists back at the viewing station by the parking lot. We walked around for the remainder of the day with mud covering our legs.
|Selfie with the Canyon.|
Then we snacked a bit and drove back down the road to the trailhead for Awa-'awapuhi Trail. This is a 6 mile (total) out and back trail with 1,520 feet of elevation change. We heard it has one of the best views at the bottom of the Nu'alolo Valley along the Na Pali Coast. It was amazing. I ran the whole way back up to the top, which was a great final workout.
|Standing out on the edge.|
|We think it's a it blurry because Ross sweat all over his iphone. But it was a looong way down.|