Apr 26, 2013

Hawaii- Iao Valley and the Needle, Maui



Iao Valley state park is one of the landmarks in Central Maui. This natural beautiful sacred valley is home for the iconic 1,200ft high Iao needle. The needle stands among the green towering cliffs guarding the valley. Mostly the top of these cliffs are covered with a blanket of fog enhancing the natural beauty of the valley. A short walk from the parking on a paved path  leads to the lookout. It was too windy when I was there. 

Hawaii Maui Iao Valley Needle

This rock has great historical importance. This needle served as a lookout point for Maui's army during the Battle of Kepaniwai. King Kamehameha-I battled with Maui to unite the islands and won the battle.  Interesting history.
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49 comments:

  1. Great photos for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

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  2. Great landscape and most likely a very interesting nature. Beautiful photos.

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  3. Marvelous, foggy capture of a beautiful place with great history! Have a lovely weekend, Kusum!!

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    1. Thank you Sylvia, you have a great one too!

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  4. beautiful sights, difficult to beat.

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  5. Lovely sky-post!
    Nice to see!

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  6. Maui is a beautiful island, love these shots. They bring back memories of my trip there. Happy Skywatching!

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    1. Hmmm ... I feel extremely happy when my posts make people recollect the sweet memories. Happy SWF!

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  7. Maui looks like a beautiful place to visit. Haappy skywatching.

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  8. How dramatic and mysterious and lovely!

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    1. Yep, dramatic and mysterious! I just wonder how did people climb up that needle :)

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  9. The pic is beautiful! and Indeed shaped like a needle.
    Long time how have you been ? :-)

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    1. Thanks Jenny! Where were you all these days?! Hoping it was a pleasant break for you :)
      I am doing fine and thanks for asking :)

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  10. wow, this is beautiful! i love the cloud that barely touches the rock--dramatic and mysterious.

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    1. Thank you Luna Miranda! Yes, that cloud and rock give a very soft feeling huh?

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  11. Mountains in the mist . . . tropical wonders and so romantic.

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  12. Beautiful - I remember the cliffs leading down to the sea on that island.

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    1. Yes, the coast past Hana has very scenic but dangerous coast!

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  13. Had this been in India, it would have been worshipped as a Shiv Linga.

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    1. Very rightly said Mr PNS! Couldn't agree more on this with you. There would be a paved path to the base of it and a million monkeys bothering people!

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  14. It's indeed a majestic valley.

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  15. Beautiful, and an tantalizing morsel of history.

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  16. Lovely shot and and unusual feature in the landscape.

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    1. Thank you Carver! Hawaii full of unusual landscapes!

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  17. beautiful colours & composition....lovely!

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  18. How interesting ! I learn every day !

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  19. Beuatiful shot. Wish I was there!

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  20. That is truly beautiful - a lovely photo.

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  21. Love your photos of Maui. I will never forget my visit there several years ago. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  22. What a lush, gorgeous, dreamy place!

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