After loading back into the cars, we headed for the trail head. Although it had gotten late and we were not able to hike the entire trail as planned, we did make it far enough to see Nanakuli and learn the mo'olelo of Pu'u Heleakala and talk about various native plants along the way.
It was a good thing we turned back when we did in terms of getting students back but also because the rain came in. We hiked the last 3/4 miles or so in clouds and rain. Someone must have picked an 'ohi'a blossom!
Good hike Tree Huggers. See you next month!