Steve and I got up early today for a hike through a native Hawaiian rainforest. This park is 100 acres of rare plants, trees, palms and ferns of every imagination. It is located on the east side of the Big Island near the town of Honoka’a. Since it is located so far from the heavy tourist areas of Kona and Hilo, there are never that many people in the park. Even the trails didn’t have a lot of human thought forms. Despite there being so few people, there are lots of facilities, such as a campground, cabins for groups or individuals, a meeting building and lots of trails. Our hike was a walking meditation. The forest trail was quiet except for the sounds of birds and some sort of insect. There are very tall tree ferns that form the most amazing canopy. There are also amazing hobbit-like trees that seemed to emanate magical energy. This place is very peaceful and relaxing.
Much love and aloha, Holly