The island of Molokai is often referred to as "The Most Hawaiian Island". Life there is slow and relaxed. It's rural and peaceful. It's like stepping back in time 50 years. It's a place like no other.
The following pictures, taken by local photographer Ted Kanemitsu, and the stories that accompany them, reflect perfectly the spirit of that island.
"This bridge spans what becomes a water fall during heavy rains. Here, if you fall, there is a 200 foot vertical free fall before you start tumbling down the face of the cliff. Your now lifeless body will come to rest just beyond the bend at switchback 24 near the bottom. A total vertical distance of over 1200 feet. In the 90's, a pack mule fell from here, and that is exactly what happened. Those who walked the trail on a daily basis endured the smell of the carcass for the next two months since there was no way to retrieve or dispose of the remains."
The Double Rainbow
"Hiking back up the trail, a welcomed band of showers approached from the east, bringing much needed relief from the afternoon heat. A double rainbow greeted me as well. Kalaupapa Trail, Molokai."
"This is a must do hike if you get the chance. You end up walking across boulders just a few feet from the wall, thousands of feet high. Watch for falling rocks, some the size of 5 gallon buckets. Those leave a crater on impact."
These featured images were captured by Ted Kanemitsu, with brief quotations from the photographer explaining some of the back story about the image. If you want to know more about the place or story behind it, just click on the SOURCE link below each photo, visit the Facebook Page of Molokai Mo Bettah! and ask the page administrators any of your questions.
I'm JR. I come from a long line of adventurers, some were nomadic explorers of the sea and others wandering cultivators of the earth. Ultimately, this legacy of drifters has deeply affected my view of travel. Read more...