The Other Road to Hana

Not For Sale

Not For Sale

The better known road to Hana has a 30 mile stretch with 550 curves and over 50 one lane bridges through the rain forest. However, there is a  back way, but the car rental companies don’t want you to drive there.  The road is dry and relatively straight.  A few sections are a little bumpy or of graded gravel.  It is a series of narrow blind spots that have the car rental companies spooked.  You come to the top of a short steep hill on a one lane wide road and there is zero visibility with the possibility of oncoming traffic.

Eventually you arrive at Kipahulu, the lesser known side of Haleakala National Park. It will take another 20 minutes to reach Hana making it one of the hardest places to reach on Maui. Kipahulu is famous for its waterfalls and fresh water pools.




44 responses

  1. I have wondered about that route. Have you taken the other road to Hana?

    Liked by 2 people

    July 26, 2014 at 8:56 am

  2. Your pictures are great. My husband and I traveled the road to Hana almost four years ago. Quite the trip!

    Liked by 1 person

    July 26, 2014 at 8:59 am

  3. Beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    July 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

  4. smilyking1976

    Amazing !


    July 26, 2014 at 9:12 am

  5. Ron, I couldn’t not write a poem for it. >KB

    Not For Sale

    Each camera of full exposures, safes
    For moments captured never brought to light
    But for that simple second’s fraction
    The image secret from print and sight.

    The old man at the kiosk, teeth spaced wide
    In smile. “These are not for sale at any price.
    They hold the souls of things as they were.”

    I study each one, the curiosity of it all,
    How many lives took place, what sunsets,
    Horizons, forever living on inside
    Behind each tiny focal point
    The image passed through, more
    Much more than memory allows,
    The world frozen, breath held in,
    Never to be seen again.

    Artwork by Ron Scubadiver–

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    July 26, 2014 at 9:19 am

    • Nice poem, something I don’t know how to do. This place was so in the middle of nowhere.


      July 26, 2014 at 10:02 am

      • I loved it. Gave me such a wonderful idea to work with. >KB


        July 26, 2014 at 10:47 am

  6. drove out to Hana that way, but did not come back that route:0


    July 26, 2014 at 10:25 am

  7. beautiful


    July 26, 2014 at 11:16 am

  8. Gorgeous landscapes, but I love the “not for sale” in particular.


    July 26, 2014 at 9:24 pm

  9. More excellent photos. No wonder you’ve won an award –


    July 27, 2014 at 5:20 am

  10. Really like “Not For Sale”. What a great collection shot!


    July 28, 2014 at 8:19 am

  11. Look at all those cameras! I am loving your Maui galleries, Ron!


    July 28, 2014 at 4:22 pm

  12. Thank you for liking “Balanced Rocks.” Wonderful work! 🙂 I enjoyed looking at all of the photos in this gallery, but I especially like “Not for Sale” too. Seeing those cameras brought back some memories. My mom used an old-fashioned film camera when she took a correspondence photography course long ago, and many years later I learned how to use it too. It is a good camera, but finding film and photo processing places are not easy to do these days. I like digital cameras too, but the one I have is limited in what it can do.


    July 28, 2014 at 7:50 pm

  13. yes, I love the Not for Sale, but the landscapes are spectacular! Especially the Seaside Estate!


    July 28, 2014 at 9:34 pm

  14. Ufffff… Una Serie Preciosa, Sin Duda Muy Buenas Fotografias… Un Saludo.


    July 30, 2014 at 8:17 am

  15. I took the road to Hana about 30 years ago and it was breathtaking.


    July 30, 2014 at 8:51 am

  16. beautiful……..


    July 31, 2014 at 6:21 am

  17. Good Collections


    August 1, 2014 at 12:27 pm

  18. elmediat

    Missed both roads to Hanna when on the Honeymoon, lo those many years ago. had a few rides on Northern Ontario “camp roads” that camp close tho’. 😀


    August 6, 2014 at 5:49 pm

  19. On another note …. Thanks so much for stopping by “It Is What It Is” … it’s an honor for me!! I’m a fan of your work. I admire what you do and how you do it. Hope you enjoy your visits in my humble spot!! TY … Peace!!


    August 16, 2014 at 12:58 pm

  20. I’ve taken the back road to Hana … In a rental car … Ssshh … Don’t tell.


    August 21, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    • Who me in a rental car? They make it sound like it is the road to hell. Going all the way around West Maui is worse.


      August 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

  21. Travelled part way on the road to Hana but, unfortunately, ran out of time. Spent most of our time on the other side of the Maui but no worries, it’s just an excuse to go back someday. Thanks for visiting my blog, btw!


    August 21, 2014 at 10:02 pm

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