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Hawaii’s Backyard: Cultural hike on Molokai teaches Hawaiian history

  • COURTESY MAUI VISITORS BUREAU An aerial view of Halawa Valley on Molokai.

    COURTESY MAUI VISITORS BUREAU

    An aerial view of Halawa Valley on Molokai.

  • COURTESY HALAWA VALLEY FALLS CULTURAL HIKE
                                Implements used to pound poi are shown with kukui nuts. Native Hawaiians used the oily nuts to string on the midribs of coconut fronds and lit them to make candles.

    COURTESY HALAWA VALLEY FALLS CULTURAL HIKE

    Implements used to pound poi are shown with kukui nuts. Native Hawaiians used the oily nuts to string on the midribs of coconut fronds and lit them to make candles.

  • COURTESY HALAWA VALLEY FALLS CULTURAL HIKE
                                A visitor helps to harvest taro in the valley.

    COURTESY HALAWA VALLEY FALLS CULTURAL HIKE

    A visitor helps to harvest taro in the valley.

  • COURTESY MAUI VISITORS BUREAU
                                Greg Solatorio leads visitors on a hike in Halawa Valley on Molokai.

    COURTESY MAUI VISITORS BUREAU

    Greg Solatorio leads visitors on a hike in Halawa Valley on Molokai.

A guide walks in his father’s footsteps, teaching culture at Molokai’s Halawa Valley. Read more

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