Today was my perfect idea of "Run Happy"! One of my favorite things to do while on vacation is use running as a way to explore a new place and in the process inevitably end up doing something unforgettable. This week I am in Maui for my long-overdo honeymoon, and today I ran the Pipiwai Trail in the Haleakala National Park.
If you're ever in Maui, I highly recommend checking it out! It's only about 4 miles rountrip and the footing sometimes turns your pace into more of a hike, but the climb is fairly gradual. The highlight of the run is the gigantic 400 ft. waterfall, Waimoku Falls, and running through a dense bamboo forest! The grass trails surrounding the camping ground below are a wonderful soft surface and the view of the coastline is a feast for the eyes- it's an easy way to add minutes on. When you're done, the reward is jumping in any of the Ohe'o Gulch Pools (7 Sacred Pools). And that ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when you read guide books all day;-)