A few days ago I mentioned that my family went ziplining at Piiholo Ranch. Maui is blessed with multiple zipline courses located in different parts of the island, so we like to try them out and compare the zips and the views. It’s a great activity to do with “grown-up” kids, although taking the whole family does add up! As my husband says, we don’t really need things anymore – well, except bikes for him and stamps for me. We’re at the point where experiences and memories are what really count.
If you’ve never ziplined before, Piiholo is a great place to start. The guides are VERY professional, the equipment is excellent, and while having fun is the first order of the day, safety is paramount. Besides, you’re ziplining on the slopes of a dormant volcano and the views are gorgeous:
This is the view from the top of the course – the approach to Zip 5. It was a gorgeous day, and we’ve had loads of rain so everything is lush and green. Each zip is progressively longer, and this last one is 2800 feet – you zoom along above the valley and have beautiful views all around you. Don’t think it looks like much? Try this:
Piiholo runs two lines side by side, so you can zip with a friend – this is my daughter and her boyfriend.
Yours truly arriving at the bottom of Zip 5. I’m concentrating on getting my hands back up onto that bar above my head before I hit the brake at the end of the line – it makes a big “CLANG!” and you want to be hanging on. If there was a photo of me mid-zip, you’d see my mouth wide open either hollering “wooo hooo!!” or yelling “Hey Cow” at the cows grazing on the ranch beyond the valley. (The cows didn’t look.)
Mr. and Mrs. Maui Stamper in our approved safety gear. It’s very effective, but not especially fashion forward.
I hope you enjoyed your little bit of Maui today! We’ll returned to our regularly scheduled program tomorrow 🙂