Active Bee Swarms on Pali Trail
Bee hives and swarms have been observed in the vicinity of switchback 26 on the Pali (cliff) Trail. Additional hives may be along the trail. Hikers should be observant of their surroundings and exercise caution.
Architecture of Kalaupapa
Kalaupapa derives a remarkable physical unity and charm from its architecture and its local cultural landscape. Hawaiian plantation style architecture is characterized by low profile, wood-frame buildings that blend easily and naturally into the landscape. Other typical features of the style include vertical plank or board and batten siding, cornerboards, bellcast or hipped roofs with deep bracketed eaves, and inviting porticos.
Buildings of this type were once found in sugar cane and pineapple plantation camps and in residential areas throughout the islands, but because of Hawai'i's dense development they are rapidly disappearing. In sheer numbers and physical integrity, Kalaupapa's historic buildings are among the finest examples of their style remaining in the state.
Did You Know?
About 230,000 years ago a small shield volcano named Pu'u 'Uao formed the flat Kalaupapa peninsula. The rim of the volcano remnant rises 450 feet forming Kauhako Crater with a crater lake at the bottom more than 800 feet deep.