Turning into one of the valleys, we start descending as the air gets cooler and we will cross the ridges of the West Maui mountains towards the little village of Kahakuloa and it’s pristine bay. As we round a corner, you will see Jurassic Falls, filmed in the movie Jurassic Park in the opening scenes. If the weather permits, we continue up the valley to Honokohau Falls, a massive two-tiered waterfall that is about 2500′ from top to bottom. As we exit the valley, we cross over the famous Waihee Ridge hiking trail and wave to the hikers as we pass by. Just a few ridges over, and we turn into Waihee Valley and head into the West Maui mountains.
Surrounded by steep cliffs, Waihee Valley collects water from the clouds that are constantly overhead and funnels it into multiple streams. The lava rock is so porous, the back wall of the valley is called the Wall of Tears because waterfalls erupt from the rock, not just at the top, but from the middle of the cliff as well. There are so many waterfalls in this valley, the air is filled with mist and 10-20 degrees cooler than just outside of the valley. We will circle a few times so everyone gets great views and can take some amazing pictures. With our doors off tour, the cabin is filled with fresh, clean air.