My entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge is another photo I took while on vacation on the island of Maui during the summer of 1982. We visited Iao Valley State Park one day and I took this photo of the famous Iao Needle.
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Iao Valley is about half-way between Lahaina on Maui’s west coast and Kahului in central Maui. There is no direct route through the West Maui Mountains, however, and you have to drive on Route 30 (the Honoapiilani Highway) along the southern coast and then north towards Kahului. The park’s entrance is about three miles west of Wailuku.
A bloody battle between invading forces led by King Kamehameha of Hawaii and local defenders led by Kalanikupule of Maui took place in the Iao Valley in 1790.
Australian photographer Leanne Cole hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Drop by her website on Wednesdays (Tuesdays in Europe and North America) to see what Leanne and other photographers from all over the world are doing in monochrome these days.