Along the Road to Hana

The Hāna Highway is a 68-mile (109 km) long stretch of Hawaii State Routes 36 and 360 which connects Kahului with the town of Hana in east Maui. On the east after Kalepa bridge, Hana Highway continues to Kipalhula as Route 31 (Piilani Highway), the first section of which is unofficially considered to be part of Hāna Highway. Although Hāna is only about 52 miles (84 km) from Kahului, it takes about 2.5 hours to drive when no stops are made as the highway is very winding and narrow and passes over 59 bridges, 46 of which are only one-lane bridges. There are approximately 620 curves along Route 360 from just east of Kahului to Hāna, virtually all of it through lush, tropical rainforest. Many of the concrete and steel bridges date back to 1910 and all but one are still in use.

One of our frequent stops lead us to this functioning aqueduct. We were struck by the masonry and, of course, the lush greenery and mossy coverings. This was shot using a Nikon D7000 equipped with a Sigma 10-20mm lens, all mounted on a sturdy tripod for stability. Thanks for visiting our humble blog and come back soon! Kathleen and Erik.


6 responses

  1. Beautiful!

    December 13, 2011 at 4:58 pm

  2. I like the angle giving the appearance of this thin but sturdy appearing wall above the water. Not to mention the lost civilization feel.

    December 13, 2011 at 7:27 pm

  3. Nice Erik – I love the road to Hana. It’s one of those magical stretches of highway with so many hidden gems along the way. And then there’s all that waits at the end!

    December 14, 2011 at 9:43 am

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