Along Maui’s rugged eastern coastline is the peaceful town of Hana, considered one of the last unspoiled Hawaiian frontiers. The legendary road to Hana is only 52 miles from Kahului. The road was so narrow that many times it was a one-lane road (even though it went 2 ways) with a mountain on one side and a sheer drop off on the other, with no guard rail.Â This road twisted and turned between the mountain side and ocean for over 4+ hours! It was a surprise when we finally arrived in Hana.
The Hana Highway (HI-360) has 620 curves and 59 bridges. The road leads you through flourishing rainforests, flowing waterfalls, plunging pools and dramatic seascapes. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the lovely views, so we got an early start and tookÂ our time on our drive.
At one point on our journey, we stopped to get the waterfall pictures. The bend in the road was very tight, so Fred was in the process of moving the SUV over to the side closer to the mountain when we heard the scraping noise.
This is what happened to the SUV…..