I couldn’t imagine traveling to Hawaii solely for work. Luckily Stephanie was able to take some time off to join me for a few days after my workation. We drove the infamous “road to Hana” down to the Kipahulu section of Haleakalā National Park in order to hike the Pīpīwai trail to Waimoku Falls. The falls were spectacular, but I was more entranced by the bamboo forest we passed through on our way there. It was like nothing I’d ever experienced. Otherworldly. And it just went on and on.