Saturday, November 14, 2009
Molokai's north coast. The 3 mile trail from topside to Kalaupapa hugs the nearly perpendicular cliffs and descends 1,600 feet to the peninsula. Twenty-six switchbacks corkscrew in and out of canyons and ravines.
The leper colony is now a National Historic site and still home to a few former patients who have chosen to remain there. Access is strictly regulated. Tours can be arranged through Damien Tours of Kalaupapa for $40.