Posted on October 30, 2017
At the top of a trail sitting near the base of a waterfall on the edge of a bamboo rainforest, a simple sandwich of wheat bread and generic cold cuts tastes like a Michelin starred chef has prepared it. The air is thick with humidity and the mixture of sweat, dust and sunscreen alter the flavor of the pineapple that has survived the 2 mile hike up the Pipiwai trail to Waimoku falls. The view is a mixture of jungle and geologic history framed with a portrait of paradise. The feeling is bliss, pride, accomplishment and sheer happiness.