At the farm, we started with a delicious breakfast that Farm to Table prepared. We broke into our individual groups and discussed with our directors where we are currently at with our projects. It’s crazy to think that we only have a couple more weeks at the farm. That afternoon, outdoor rec met with Lanakila to learn about and practice hula.
That morning as a community, we utilized all the time we had by trying to finish our projects. It rained most of the day, and some individuals had some of our ohana come to the rescue to help with whatever needed to be done, such as our nursey being built by Lexly. That afternoon, we went over to Dave and Sherri’s house and were touched by their inspirational love story. It was an honor getting advice on what it means to have a healthy relationship. That evening, outdoor rec had a presentation on Waimanu and a lovely chameleon made an appearance.
It was an early morning for everyone, as many of us left to Waimanu. With emotions of excitement, fear, and the unknown, this hike is 8 miles of continuous vertical walking that included 12 streams and 2 river crossings. After the battle of finishing, we were welcomed to a beautiful scenic view of many waterfalls. It was worth the struggle to climb to the top. That night at the campsite we all went straight to bed because of the nonstop pouring rain.
That morning we woke up and recouped from the brutal hike and ate breakfast. That afternoon, we hiked about 30 minutes to the waterfalls to swim and relax. That night, we were able to bond by telling life stories and playing games.
In the morning, some people started the 8-mile hike back. Others stayed a little bit longer to soak in that beauty and nature of Hawaii. As finishers of this daring hike, it was accomplishing and worth every second of the way!