As part of the rei coop family, were dedicated to making websites and mobile apps that help outdoor enthusiasts connect, share information and get out into the places they love to play. Molokai reading guide abebooks shop for books, art. Kalele bookstore hawaiian books, art, mana and images of. With the help of, i acquired an extensive library of books on kalaupapa, hansens disease, hawaiian historydating back to the 1880s. Molokai high and molokai middle school staff enjoyed the annual library book break during the teacher workday on monday, jan. Youll need to have a 4wd vehicle to reach the forested trailheads, but the network. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, total number in your party, and the date you would like to visit the valley. The exceptional diversity makes hiking on maui so unique that you could hike every day for 10 days and never encounter the same scenery. Molokais best selling books the lands of father damien 1998 best seller award recipient. The road to hana is the crownjewel of hawaii driving tours. It remained a thriving community until it was struck by tsunamis in 1946 and 1957, which destroyed the buildings in the valley and killed crops and native vegetation. Pictures and photos of halawa valley halawa beach park in molokai kaunakakai, hawaii.
Gp contributor will mcgough visited the island of molokai for an education in the real hawaii. This book is meant to live in every car on maui, gather sand between its pages, and become the goto guide for locals and visitors alike. Molokai is the story of rachel kalama, a young native hawaiian girl growing up in honolulu at the end of the19th century, who at age seven is diagnosed with hansens disease, taken from her family, and exiled to the leprosy settlement on a remote peninsula on the island of molokai. The trail climbs through dense native cloudforest to pepeopae bog and ends at a scenic overlook into pelekunu valley. Alan brennert is the author of the historical novels palisades park, honolulu chosen one of the best books of 2009 by the washington post, and molokai, which won the 2006 bookies award, sponsored by the contra costa library, for the book club book of the year and has sold over 600,000 copies since publication. A relatively easy 2 mile hike through a tropical forest leading to a 250 foot waterfall. He is a tv producer, novelist as well as an emmy awardwinning screenwriter l. Top maui hikes 5 favorite maui hikes all about maui travel tips. But at the age of seven, rachel and her dreams are shattered by the discovery that she has leprosy. The halawa valley trek will lead you past the ruins of structures believed to have been built by polynesians around 650 ad, through thick foliage, and through a river. He holds a bachelors degree in english from california state university at long beach, and also did graduate work in screenwriting at ucla and has lived in california since 1973. Trail is private, just pay its not that much for a guided hike. Beyond pearl harbor, most of us dont know squat about hawaiian history. Lush rainforest, dramatic and rugged ocean vistas, countless waterfalls and pools.
A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Maunahui makakupaia trail na ala hele demonstration trail central molokai a rugged trail along approximately 17. Hiking trails near molokai hiking project hiking trail. First book molokai has been distributing books to local literacy programs since 1994, and has distributed more than 12,000 books to schools and nonprofit literacy organizations.
Halawa was a flourishing community of taro farmers until the tsunami of 1946, says tanaka, of a massive wave generated by an earthquake in alaskas aleutian islands that devastated hawaiis north. A hike into molokais lush halawa valley to its 250foot. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The molokai dispatch from the publisher the lands of father damien has been widely acclaimed as the most outstanding combined historical and pictorial book of its kind that deals with the tiny settlement of kalaupapa and those who have came there to help. Pictures of halawa valley halawa beach park molokai. Three miles, 26 switchbacks, and 1,700 slippery feet later, i emerged from the rainforest at the bottom of the worlds tallest sea cliffs on the north side of. Rachel kalama, a spirited sevenyearold hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting faroff. For more information and directions, please contact the conservancys molokai office at 8085535236.
You just gotta ask around, which i know is a turn off to many tourists who would rather travel with book in hand. Oct 01, 2003 a gritty story of love and survival in a hawaiian leper colony. Molokai is generally thought of as the last bit of real hawaii. You will ultimately end at the double tiered 250 foot. Sep 03, 20 as far east as road 450 will take on molokai.
Please remember that this is only a guide if you cant put the book down, dont. Molokaione of the beautiful hawaiian islands, but in the late nineteenth. Molokai travel guide expert picks for your vacation. I hope youll enjoy some more of the good books on the tq list as well as molokai. It almost never rains here, since the weather usually comes from the north where you have the huge ocean cliffs. The novel molokai tells a story full of tragedy and hope that spans seventynine years of history. Jul 25, 2011 the wailau trail is legendary in the stories of molokai. Its rural, rugged and full of friendly people who love to talk. The trail starts at the maunahui forest reserve access road and highway 46, gains in elevation until it reaches the. Hiking into halawa valley on molokai is hiking into one of molokais most ancient places. Please leave a message on the halawa valley reservation line.
Since then he has built up a team of guides with strong academic backgrounds in biology, geology, hawaiian culture and history, and extensive natural history field experience. Its large hawaiian population and sparsely developed landscape call to mind an earlier hawaii, a time when people lived off the land and sea and seldom left the shores of their homes. First bookmolokai has been distributing books to local literacy programs since 1994, and has distributed more than 12,000 books to schools and nonprofit literacy organizations. Most of the novel takes place in the kalaupapa peninsula of the island of molokai, a place infamous for being the location of a settlement where people with leprosy were detained.
It was also a 2012 one book, one san diego selection. The chronicle of leprosyinfected rachel kalama begins in 1891 in honolulu and ends in the late 1960s on isolated molokai, site of. The chronicle of leprosyinfected rachel kalama begins in 1891 in honolulu and ends in the late 1960s on isolated molokai, site of the kalaupapa leprosy settlement. North molokais kalaupapa peninsula hemmed in on one side by a 1,500foot pali cliff and on the other side by the blue pacific was established as a place of exile for people suffering from hansens disease then known as leprosy in 1866. Aug 10, 2012 on the trail, we weave through dewy native plants, sacred shrines and former home sites while tanaka delves into the valleys history. We are interested in renting bikes for our transportation while on molokai. Kalele bookstore is the heart of molokai, hawaii visitor information and free coffee.
The trailhead starts off of tantalus drive see tantalus and round top hill drive where weve marked our map by viewing the directions. A gritty story of love and survival in a hawaiian leper colony. I see another possibly interesting series, one called punahou blues, by kirby wright, and the second in the series, molokai nui ahina. Mule rides on the trail has been suspended since 2018 when the trail temporarily closed due. Molokaione of the beautiful hawaiian islands, but in the late nineteenth century, a name synonymous with a desolate leper colony. A day of biking on molokai will be a true adventure. Including hawaii, maui, lanai, molokai, oahu and kauai. When you look towards the north of halawa bay youll see a cut in the. We are planning to spend 10 days in maui renting a vw van camping and the other 5 on molokai.
Maui molokai day tours molokai ferry adventure maui. Forcibly removed from her family, she is sent to kalaupapa, the isolated leper colony on the. Note we can not return calls from international numbers. Including hawaii, maui, lanai, molokai, oahu and kauai craig m. Molokai one of the beautiful hawaiian islands, but in the late nineteenth century, a name synonymous with a desolate leper colony. This guide book is useful to locals and tourists, something very difficult to achieve. First bookmolokai shares magic of books the molokai. This event supports the schools literacy plan to systemically build and sustain a culture of high literacy expectations. Tourism has been held at bay by the islands unique history and the pride of the islands predominantly native hawaiian. Moaula falls privatgrundstuck molokai, hawaii alltrails.
Currently we are the only first book advisory board in hawaii. Our goal is to put as many books as possible in the hands of molokai keiki. The wailau trail is legendary in the stories of molokai. First bookmolokai shares magic of books the molokai dispatch. We took a look at what advice these hiking books had for treks around koko crater. Molokai travel guide expert picks for your vacation fodor.
A guide to hawaii hiking books honolulu magazine november. Compellingly original in its conceit, brennerts sweeping debut novel tracks the grim struggle of a hawaiian woman who contracts leprosy as a child in honolulu during the 1890s and is deported. Young rachel kalama, growing up in idyllic honolulu in the 1890s, is part of a big, loving hawaiian family, and dreams of seeing the faroff lands that her father, a merchant seaman, often visits. Books go search hello select your address best sellers help new releases gift ideas gift cards home books sell computers electronics registry. The kalawahine trail is an out and back section of trail that can become a longer hike if you keep going onto other trails where this one ends.
Halawa valley is a remote region of the island and does not. Kalaupapa, accessible only from the sea, was the given grave. Written from the heart by long time molokai resident james h. Clearing the wailau trail in east molokai hawaiian forest. On the trail, we weave through dewy native plants, sacred shrines and former home sites while tanaka delves into the valleys history. The hikers guide to oahu suggests hiking the ungraded ridge, which means that. Whether a novice or an expert hiker, youll be rewarded on mauis trails with wonderful.
Central molokai a rugged trail along approximately 17. This richly imagined novel, set in hawaii more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a littleknown time and placeand a. Molokai fish and dive molokai books, father damien books. From disparate sources i cobbled together a timeline of the reallife history of kalaupapa and the people who lived there. Molokai fish and dive halawa valley and falls cultural hike. Molokai s best selling books the lands of father damien 1998 best seller award recipient. Brocker, the lands of father damien is a stunningly narrated and photographed hardcover book that portrays life, past and present, at the tiny and remote kalaupapa peninsula like no other before it. The hawaiian island of molokai by sydney theadora, paperback. Exploring molokai, hawaiis leper colony gear patrol.
This richly imagined novel, set in hawaii more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a littleknown time and placeand a deeply moving testament. The trail is under the jurisdiction of the hawaii nature conservancy kamakou preserve. Hana cave quest molokai tours kaanapali activities wailea beach activities. Kalawahine trail activities on oahu honolulu, hawaii. Recommended for experienced hikers and fourwheel drive vehicles only. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. Back then, the island still had three sugar mills, wailea didnt exist, and early mornings. The story focuses on the life of rachel kalama and covers the. I agree with blbl and deb, brennerts honolulu is not very good, but i read it all for the history. The course shall be from the starting line at hale o. Molokai by alan brennert book club discussion questions. We simply ignored the signs our guidebook told us to do so and continued on the dirt road which will eventually turns into a small trail.
Hiking trails near molokai hiking project hiking trail maps. A good sign that you are on the right way is when you almost always see a small pipeline along the trail. Kamaaina, kahuna, hawaiian healers, christian pilgrims and spiritual seekers share mana and traditional knowledge. By land this area kalaupapa can only be reached by a hiking trail. Molokai is known as the friendly isle, and day tours are offered from the island of maui. Father damien, would arrive here in 1873, devoting the last 16.
We are planning a 15 day trip to maui in mid to late november. Experience the islands variety of landscapes on hiking adventures that range from treks through bamboo near waimoku falls, to strolling past worldclass, white sand beaches on the kapalua coastal trail. The womens molokai to oahu canoe race, which is organized and conducted by race director hannie anderson and the na wahine o ke kai association shelly gilman, haunani camposolds, carleen ornellas, sig tannehill and rosie lum was founded in february of 1979. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Thanks to everyone for your help, and caddy for the link. The information on molokai i and lanaii was fantastic. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.1031 1503 1410 447 749 888 1650 373 509 768 10 512 1343 1451 1247 110 849 1394 635 1081 961 1539 297 1067 1150 199 111 1569 4 79 546 701 906 668 649 408 637 747 1326 241 637