On the road to Paia or upcountry, I always see a big hill in the distance. I’ve always wondered about it. Yesterday I decided I would try to drive over to it.
It was a winding route, and I ended up passing right by my friend Koryna’s work place, so I stopped to chat. She knew the big hill and told me how to get there.
It turns out, it’s a park. It is called ” The 4th Marine Division Memorial Park ” because there was a huge encampment there during World War 2. Now, it’s a delightful open space with an outstanding playground.
The hill is also there of course. I couldn’t find a big trailhead to go up to the top. There were several small trails. Maybe one of them went to the top, but I didn’t try any of them. Maybe another day…