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Nakalele Point

Accessible only by a beautiful, tiny, and winding road on the coast of Maui, Nakalele Point is home to a blowhole and what they call the Acid War Zone. Not sure what either of those things are? Neither was I. So here’s the scoop.

A blowhole is a hole in the ground connected to an underground, partially submerged ocean cave. As waves lap into the cave, water escapes through the blowhole above. It is amazing to watch as water jets out of pure rock like a geyser or an erupting volcano. Some of the water spouts can reach up to 50 feet in the air!

The interesting rock formations surrounding the area make up the Acid War Zone. It looks like a Mars landing on earth. Erosion of rocks by salt water can sure create some killer scenery.

Some people may say it’s not worth the trek out there, but I wholeheartedly disagree. That drive, while it may be tense at times, blows the Road to Hana out of the water. The hiking is easy (as long as you’re not a thrill seeker with no common sense). There are signs everywhere reminding you that it’s a dangerous place. Sadly, it seems that many people have died while attempting something adventurous. On that note, safety first my fellow travelers.

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