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Visit to the leper colony of Father Damien - Review of the Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Kalaupapa, HI
That was the climax of our four day on Moloka'i. Kalaupapa can be reached by hike, airplane or mouse. It doesn't make any difference how you get there, it's definitely profitable! This tour is good and the history of the place is convincing. Norman, our chauffeur, was also our tour leader. You' ll find out a great deal about the self-sacrificing work of Father Damien, Mother Marianne Cope and others, as well as the rather gloomy history of those suffering from Hansen's and how they came to Kalaupapa.
The lunch will take place in a wonderful area with a view of the oceans on the eastern side of the colony, which was the colony's pristine place. Leader of the trace says "no trespassing". It' the only point of entry. The " offical " trailhead is a little beyond the No Trepassing signs. This path leads along the highest rocks in the whole wide range and is therefore very precipitous.
It can be slippery, especially in the mornings. Most of the trails - between 2.5 and 3 mile per route, according to the guide you are reading - consist of "steps", but are also quite stony. When you choose to go on a walk to Kalaupapa, we strongly suggest you wear a pair of trekking shoes and a cane.
If you don't have a walking pole, there may be a walking pole remaining from former walkers at the top of the path. At 8:00 in the morning we went on our way to knock down the burros. Returned just before 4:00. The hutch is not far from the path. Though we hiked and didn't take the burros with us, we resolved to look at things in the shed.
J.R., who guides the mules and runs the barn, is the personification of the "aloha spirit".
The Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Kalaupapa Travelogues
When I stayed a few month on Molokai, I knew that I wanted to see Kalaupapa. So I decided to travel by air to reach the penninsula from the same way as the first people. It was a wonderful city and the tour was a great time. We only had a few stopovers, and the only real places we could see were the bookshop and the Snackshop.
He was delighted when he spoke to us about the parish and the tour leader was pleasant. The most information I know about Kalaupapa I have learnt from the novel "Molokai" by Alan Brennert.